Minority AIDS Initiative Continuum of Care Pilot - Integration of HIV Prevention and Medical Care into Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Programs for Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations at High Risk for Behavioral Health Disorders and HIV
Grant Amount: Anticipated Total $16.766 million (39.23% from CSAT’s Minority AIDS funds; 45.86% from CMHS’s Minority AIDS funds; and 14.91% from CSAP’s Minority AIDS funds).
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), and Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2014 MAI CoC Pilot-Integration of HIV Medical Care into Behavioral Health Programs. The purpose of this jointly funded program is to integrate care (behavioral health treatment, prevention, and HIV medical care services) for racial/ethnic minority populations at high risk for behavioral health disorders and high risk for or living with HIV. The grant will fund programs that provide coordinated and integrated services through the co-location of behavioral health treatment and HIV medical care. This program is primarily intended for substance abuse treatment programs and community mental health programs that can co-locate and fully integrate HIV prevention and medical care services within them. However, if it is demonstrated that co-location is not possible and full integration can still be achieved through other means, this will be acceptable. SAMHSA funds must be used for behavioral health screening; primary substance abuse and HIV prevention; substance abuse, mental health, and co-occurring treatment; creation of infrastructure to provide integrated care; HIV and hepatitis screening and testing, and hepatitis vaccination.
Grant funds must be used to serve the populations of focus for this program: racial/ethnic minority populations at high risk for or have a mental and/or substance abuse disorder and who are most at risk for or living with HIV, including African American and Latino women and men, gay and bisexual men, transgendered persons, and substance users. Other high priority populations, such as American Indian/Alaskan Natives, Asian Americans, and other Pacific Islanders may be included based on the grantee’s local HIV/AIDS epidemiological profile.
As a result of this program SAMHSA expects the following outcomes: (1) increased HIV testing to identify behavioral health clients who are unaware of their HIV status; (2) increased diagnosis of HIV among behavioral health clients; (3) increased number of clients who are linked to HIV medical care; (4) increased number of behavioral health clients who are retained in HIV medical care; (5) increased number of behavioral health clients who are receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART); (6) improved adherence to behavioral treatment and ART; (7) increased number of behavioral health clients who have sustained viral suppression; and (8) increased adherence and retention in behavioral health (both substance use and mental disorders) treatment. It is expected that effective person-centered treatment will reduce the risk of HIV transmission, improve outcomes for those living with HIV, and ultimately reduce new infections. SAMHSA also expects an increase in behavioral health screenings, and a decrease in burden of behavioral health disorders in the surrounding community through partnering with community based organizations to provide substance abuse and HIV primary prevention services.
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment US Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Service Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Center for Mental Health Services Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
Colleges/Universities Community Based Organizations Hospitals Nonprofit Organizations Religious Organizations Tribal Organizations
Number of Awards Given
Up to 33 awards
Award Amount Notes
Anticipated Total Available Funding: $16.766 million (39.23% from CSAT’s Minority AIDS funds; 45.86% from CMHS’s Minority AIDS funds; and 14.91% from CSAP’s Minority AIDS funds)
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