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Roadmap: Routine Depression Screening

March 1, 2017


  • Depression is the most common mental health challenge for people living with HIV.
  • People who are depressed are less likely to follow health care advice and take their medications as directed.
  • Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program grant recipients must report on depression screening and is included in one of the HAB Performance Measures.

  • The Academy for Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care
    This U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)-sponsored project serves as a national resource and a coordinating center for people committed to delivering comprehensive, whole-person health care. The "Playbook" includes detailed step-by-step advice for behavioral health integration.
  • Integrating Mental Health and Substance Use Care into HIV Primary Care Toolkit
    From the AIDS Education and Training Centers Program. Selected tools for HIV clinics wishing to provide integrated care. Includes links to local and regional AETC technical assistance providers.
  • SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS)
    CIHS promotes the development of integrated primary and behavioral health services to better address the needs of individuals with mental health and substance use conditions, whether seen in behavioral health or primary care provider settings. Services include an online resource library and free expert consultation.

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