Substance Use & Addiction
In the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, substance abuse services (outpatient) are medical or other treatment and/or counseling to address substance abuse problems (i.e., alcohol and/or legal and illegal drugs) in an outpatient setting by a physician or under the supervision of a physician, or by other qualified personnel.
In addition to the resources listed below, see the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions for resources on integrated primary and behavioral health services to better address the needs of individuals with mental health and substance use conditions.
Guidelines and Manuals
AETC National Coordinating Resource Center (NCRC)September 2018
Online training platform to meet the core competency knowledge for HIV prevention, screening, diagnosis, and ongoing treatment and care to healthcare providers in the United States.
Dissemination of Evidence Informed-Interventions ProjectNovember 2017
Evidence-informed HIV Care And Treatment Intervention (CATI) packages.
Webinars and Training
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)September 2018
Highlights of two programs that successfully engaged in HIV care hard-to-reach and serve clients via delivery of HIV primary care, behavioral health, and housing.
Boston University School of Social Work Center for Innovation in Social Work and Health, Abt Associates, HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB), Dissemination of Evidence Informed-Interventions Project (DEII)August 2018
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)July 2018
Learn how two successful programs are addressing homelessness and housing instability and behavioral health disorders, improving client engagement and retention in care, and observing improved rates of viral suppression.
AETC National Coordinating Resource Center (NCRC)July 2017
An evidence-based online curriculum for healthcare providers and trainers of health care providers on HIV/HCV co-infection among people of color.
National Center for Innovation in HIV CareMay 2017
Review of research on the causes of higher trauma prevalence among PLWH, the relationship of trauma symptoms to decreased engagement in HIV services, and best practices in trauma-informed care.
This webinar detailed how Ryan White Part B and AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs) can support access to substance use treatment medications and related services for the clients they serve.
Ways to address the behavioral health needs of transgender and gender non-conforming patients in a culturally appropriate manner, featuring promising practices of HRSA grantees.
National Center for Innovation in HIV CareOctober 2015
Review of syringe access service delivery, principles of harm reduction, and models of how programs at community-based organizations have been successful in connecting drug users to HIV screening, prevention, treatment, and care in both urban and rural settings.
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)December 2013
Lessons learned, tips, and tools from participants in the SPNS Innovations in Oral Health Care Initiative.
IHIP, HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)August 2012
This package of training and implementation tools was developed to assist Ryan White and other HIV clinics to integrate buprenorphine programs in primary care settings.
Boston University School of Social Work Center for Innovation in Social Work and HealthAugust 2004
Cross-disciplinary training curriculum to increase knowledge and awareness of the relationship between HIV infection and substance use. Disponible en español: Un caleidoscopio de cuidado y servicios: Respondiendo a los retos del VIH y uso de drogas).
Tools and Job Aids
Cleveland/Lorain/Elyria TGAApril 2011
Tools developed by a Part A program to monitor programs and services.
University of California, San FranciscoJanuary 2009
Duke University, University of North Carolina at Chapel HillJanuary 2007
Sixteen-question tool to screen for mental health and substance abuse conditions, takes under 15 minutes to administer. Developed under multiple Federal funding sources including HRSA. Excel file includes manual and electronic scoring tools, followed by scoring key.
Reports and Best Practices
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)January 2018
Resources from the SPNS initiative, Building a Medical Home for Multiply-Diagnosed HIV-positive Homeless Populations.
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)April 2012
This report highlights projects found to offer highly effective (and replicable) approaches to integrating buprenorphine-based medication-assisted treatment into HIV/AIDS primary care.
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)January 2006
Workbooks describing ways to help connect people living with HIV/AIDS to medical care. Estos cuadernos describen la manera de asistir a conectar personas que viven con VIH/SIDA con el sistema médico.
AETC National Coordinating Resource Center (NCRC)January 2018
HIV clinical training resources and and collaborative support for the AETC Program.
SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health SolutionsJanuary 2017
Resources on integrating primary care with behavioral health services to better address mental health and substance use needs.
U.S. federal agency that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation.