Curriculum of educational sessions to promote client engagement and retention in HIV care in order to increase overall rates of viral suppression, based on evidence informed practices, including motivational interviewing, to address identified gaps in care.
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 Center for Excellence 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
Abt AssociatesAugust 2020
AETC National Coordinating Resource Center (NCRC), University of WashingtonMarch 2020
Online training platform providing U.S. health care staff with evidence-based core competency training on HIV prevention, screening, diagnosis, and care.
AETC National Coordinating Resource Center (NCRC)December 2019
An evidence-based online curriculum for healthcare providers and trainers of health care providers on HIV/HCV co-infection among people of color.
Webinars and Training
IHIP, HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)August 2019
Discussion of how two SPNS sites supported Latino clients of Puerto Rican and Mexican descent move along the HIV care continuum.
Review of strategies to support Ryan White core medical and support service access/delivery within and/or in combination with local syringe services programs (SSPs).
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)September 2018
Highlight of two programs that successfully engaged in HIV care clients who are hard-to-reach and serve via delivery of HIV primary care, behavioral health, and housing.
Dissemination of Evidence Informed-Interventions Project (DEII)August 2018
Preliminary data and lessons learned from the pre-implementation and early-implementation phases of initiatives featured in the DEII project.
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.
National Center for Innovation in HIV CareMay 2017
Review of research on the causes of higher trauma prevalence among People with HIV. The relationship of trauma symptoms to decreased engagement in HIV services, and best practices in trauma-informed care.
Futures Without Violence, HRSAMay 2017
Website-based toolkit on ways for agencies to establish partnerships to address intimate partner violence (IPV). Focus is on partnerships among HRSA Health Centers and domestic violence and sexual assault (DV/SA) advocacy programs.
Insights on supporting access to substance use treatment medications and related services for clients served by Ryan White Part B and AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs).
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.
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)August 2012
Resources to assist Ryan White and other HIV clinics to integrate buprenorphine programs within 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. Also available in Spanish (Version en español).
Tools and Job Aids
Dissemination of Evidence Informed-Interventions Project (DEII)August 2020
Esta es una serie de seis videos animados breves que brinda educación específica sobre el VIH para pacientes y está destinada especialmente a mujeres de color que viven con el VIH.
Massachusetts Department of Public HealthJuly 2016
Medical case management acuity tool to assess severity of needs of clients living with HIV in various areas of functioning and categories of severity.
Cleveland/Lorain/Elyria TGAApril 2011
Tools developed by a Part A program to monitor programs and services.
University of California, San FranciscoJanuary 2009
Resources for integrating buprenorphine treatment within HIV/AIDS programs.
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
Dissemination of Evidence Informed-Interventions Project (DEII)July 2020
Resources from innovative project to field test four evidence-informed Care And Treatment Interventions (CATI) packages--interventions that produce optimal HIV care outcomes.
Center for Advancing Health Policy and PracticeJanuary 2018
Insights from a HRSA SPNS initiative on care coordinator/patient navigation interventions for vulnerable populations.
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)March 2014
Compilation of SPNS grantee experiences with peer models and how they can be used in various care settings.
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)April 2012
Highlights from projects that offer highly effective (and replicable) approaches to integrating buprenorphine-based medication-assisted treatment into HIV/AIDS primary care.
AIDS Action FoundationJanuary 2008
Estos cuadernos describen la manera de asistir a conectar personas que viven con VIH/SIDA con el sistema médico.
AIDS Action FoundationJanuary 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)May 2020
HIV clinical training resources for the AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETC) Program, funded by HRSA's Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program.
U.S. federal agency that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation.
National Council for Behavioral HealthJanuary 2020
Resources on integrating primary care with behavioral health services to better address mental health and substance use needs.