- Partner with providers of substance abuse treatment to increase testing, linkage to care, and other HIV-related needs.
- Host condom drives and HIV education events at substance abuse treatment centers.
- Increase participation in syringe service programs by partnering with these programs to stabilize supply needs (e.g., syringes).
- Employ dedicated staff who have background and training in substance abuse and mental health (to provide EIS services for this subset).
- Partner with churches and local community agencies to help support substance abuse groups that meet there.
- Offer incentives to people with substance abuse for testing and linkage to medical services.
Improve access to treatment and care related to substance abuse and injection drug usage
High Priority and Disruptively Innovative
A Betor Way, Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous, Memphis Area Prevention Coalition, Recovery Centers, S.T.O.P. Events
Potential Funding Sources
Estimated Funding Allocation
- $40,000 yr + 30% benefits for funding (EIS services)
(Reported annually, locally monitored more frequently)
- # of substance abuse agencies providing HIV-related services
- # of HIV education events hosted at substance abuse facilities
- # of staff of substance abuse facilities trained for EIS services
Monitoring Data Source
- Report substance abuse usage