Andrea Norberg, MS, RN
François-Xavier Bagnoud Center (FXB Center)
Division of Entry to Baccalaureate Nursing
Executive Director of the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center (FXB Center) at the Rutgers School of Nursing, Andrea Norberg plays a key role in assuring that testing and treatment for HIV infection are integral to primary healthcare. The FXB Center develops, implements, and evaluates local, state, national, and global programs designed to improve the health of vulnerable women, children, youth, and families – including those infected and affected by HIV – and to build healthcare capacity to serve those communities.
As executive director, Norberg oversees 15 sponsored programs with total annual grant funding of almost $37 million. In addition to her hands-on role in development of new programs to achieve its mission, Norberg’s duties include cultivating external relationships to support the center’s activities, promoting the center’s global identity, and maintaining strong relationships with public funders and private donors. She is the principal investigator of three federally funded programs and the Editor of New Jersey AIDS Line – a semiannual continuing education publication for health professionals.
As principal investigator of the Health Resources and Services Administration’s HIV/AIDS Bureau- funded AIDS Education and Training Center, National Coordinating Resource Center (AETC NCRC), Norberg and her FXB Center colleagues play a leadership role in a $6 million nationwide effort to slash new HIV infection rates – a battle made more complex by the aging of healthcare professionals with long experience treating HIV and by a failure to bring all HIV-infected individuals into treatment.
The FXB Center has launched development of a national curriculum to teach primary care providers evidence-based practices for HIV treatment. The objective is to prevent 50,000 new HIV cases annually across the U.S. (many of which go undiagnosed) and to provide HIV-infected individuals with greater access to care providers. Norberg has noted that early HIV detection and treatment leads to significantly better outcomes but also that many at high risk for HIV fail to be tested because of the stigma. Also, many healthcare providers do not include HIV testing in routine physical examinations.
The FXB Center, through its work as the AETC NCRC, will support and facilitate regional AETCs in practice transformation with clinics throughout the US. The goal of this work is to improve patient outcomes by integrating principles of the patient-centered medical home model and integrated HIV care and behavioral health services.
Norberg earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and her master’s degree in community health nursing from the University of Rochester. She currently is seeking a doctorate in nursing practice at the Rutgers School of Nursing.
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