About FXB Center

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The François-Xavier Bagnoud Center (FXB Center) within the Rutgers School of Nursing is a leader and innovator in the collaborative development of sustainable programs for vulnerable women, children, youth and families, including those infected/affected by HIV. FXB staff work across programs locally, nationally and globally.


We envision a healthcare system that is able to meet the needs of the most vulnerable populations through equitable, evidence-based, high quality care that promotes optimium health and supports elimination of health disparities.


Continuing our history as leaders and innovators in the care of women, children, and families living with HIV, our mission is to eliminate barriers to interdisciplinary, client-centered, equitable, high-quality health care for those at greatest risk for socially-determined health vulnerabilities. The FXB Center strives to meet this mission through research, education, and translation of evidence-based findings into practice.


The FXB Center develops, implements, and evaluates health care programs locally, statewide, nationally and globally. Our approach is to:

Deliver client and family-centered care by valuing our relationship with the community, working to eliminate health disparities by promoting self-care and shared decision-making, and providing support to clients and families navigating complex healthcare systems. We provide interdisciplinary healthcare, coordinated medical case management services, community outreach and education for the clients and families we serve. Continuous quality improvement is emphasized in all that we do. 

Build capacity of health care systems by facilitating innovative approaches to care through collaborations with a wide variety of experts and stakeholders to identify knowledge gaps, guide the transformation to new models of care delivery, and improve quality measures for those served. For example, the FXB Center engages in educational resource development, clinical preceptorships, skills building workshops, continuing professional education and certification, and technical assistance and consultation to Ryan White funded HIV clinics in their efforts to become patient-centered medical homes.

Develop continuing and professional education and clinical resources contributing to a variety of high quality online educational activities that achieve, retain, and strengthen professional competencies among professionals we serve.

Build coalitions through strategic and innovative partnerships among stakeholders to influence health care policy, improve clinical practice and strengthen systems of care. The FXB Center engages interdisciplinary healthcare leaders through national stakeholder working groups. Our expert facilitators use extensive group process skills to facilitate problem-solving and decision-making through assessment, discussion, consensus building, action planning, and implementation among stakeholders.




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