- 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
Goal: Improve access to care and improve treatment for 75% of PWH by 2025.
Strategy: Improve access to treatment and care related to substance abuse and injection drug usage.
Target: Adolescents, Adults, People who participate in SSPs
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