Strengthening Systems of Care for People with HIV & Opioid Use Disorder

The opioid overdose death rate among persons diagnosed with HIV has increased dramatically in recent years. In response, HRSA established the initiative Strengthening Systems of Care for People with HIV and Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) to develop tools for improved coordination among HIV and behavioral health/substance use service providers.

Project Background: Fact Sheet


Resources were developed by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI), which was funded by HRSA to work with nine states participating in the initiative: Arizona, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Utah, Virginia, and Washington. JSI partnered with NASTAD to implement this initiative, with subject matter expertise from Boston Medical Center.

Demonstration Sites

Map: state partners by number of HIV/HCV outbreak vulnerability counties and Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America priority jurisdictions

Contact Information

Project Contacts:

Molly Higgins-Biddle, MPH
Project Director
(617) 482-9485
Devon Brown, LMSW, MPH
Communications Lead

HRSA Contacts:

PO Name
Chau Nguyen, MPH
PO Title
Project Officer


Funding Mechanism: Cooperative Agreement

Recipient Organization: JSI, Research & Training Institute, Inc.

Grant number: U90HA33190

Project Period: 9/1/2019-8/31/2022