Recent years have seen an increase in efforts to promote evidence-based interventions to address HIV prevention and care/treatment needs. SAMHSA recently released such a guide with a broad overview of evidence-based criteria and examples of three intervention projects.
Prevention and Treatment of HIV among People Living with Substance Use and/or Mental Disorders (November 2020): starts with an overview of the Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative and behavioral health concerns (Chapter 1). The heart of the document includes:
- presentation of research on HIV prevention and treatment for people living with mental illness and/or substance use disorders (Chapter 2);
- criteria for selection of evidence-based interventions (Chapter 3); and
- application of those criteria in the form of highlights and lessons learned under three programs (Chapter 4). Featured interventions are described generally and include: PrEP; syringe services programs; and contingency management/patient navigation.
A concluding section (Chapter 5) summarizes the fundamentals of evaluation of quality improvement activities to measure the efficacy of selected interventions and make quality adjustments over time.
See our HIV Care Innovations: Replication Resources (e.g., substance abuse and addition, corrections to community, population-specific interventions) as well as the Center for Quality Improvement and Innovation and their extensive collection of clinical quality improvement resources