Tribal BEAR Project


We also offer free Preceptorships (mini-residencies) at HIV specialty clinics for:

  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Pharmacists
  • Nurses
  • Dietitians
  • Case Manager
  • In many cases, we can cover the trainee's travel expenses if they serve large population of American Indians.

Training Options

  • Access HIV training needs

  • Develop & coordinate clinic specific HIV training

  • Provide HIV-expert trainers, clinical consultations and technical assistance

  • Develop Native-specific HIV training materials

  • Offer CME and CEU credits

  • Provide a framework for developing an HIV/AIDS Care Team

  • Help clinics and treatment centers develop or revise policies and procedures related to HIV/AIDS

Contact Us:

For more information regarding future trainings, or to schedule a training for your site please contact: Vicki Peterson 406.275.4904

Tribal BEAR Project Background

The Tribal BEAR Project is a program of the Mountain West AIDS Education and Training Center, funded through the Minority AIDS Initiative of Ryan White Care Act.
We provide a broad spectrum of HIV/AIDS training to tribal health clinics and Native substance abuse treatment centers in Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho and Alaska.
The Tribal BEAR Project brings culturally sensitive training directly to busy tribal clinic providers, nurses, behavioral health, outreach, and other staff.
Most clinics are located in remote areas where HIV-specific training is not typically available.

Tribal BEAR Project Mission Statement

The Tribal BEAR Project work to create an expanded circle of care for American Indians/Alaska Natives living with HIV/AIDS and those at risk for contracting HIV by:

Providing on-site training at tribal clinics and Native treatment centers Developing an HIV/AIDS care team Building bridges between tribal and non-tribal agencies Increasing community awareness of the needs of HIV-infected Natives.