Online training platform providing U.S. health care staff with evidence-based core competency training on HIV prevention, screening, diagnosis, and care.
Mental health services are psychological and psychiatric treatment and counseling services for individuals with a diagnosed mental illness. They are conducted in a group or individual setting, and provided by a mental health professional licensed or authorized within the State to render such services. Such professionals typically include psychiatrists, psychologists, and licensed clinical social workers.
Guidelines and Manuals
AETC National Coordinating Resource Center (NCRC), University of WashingtonMarch 2020
Webinars and Training
Review of strategies to support Ryan White core medical and support service access/delivery within and/or in combination with local syringe services programs (SSPs).
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)September 2018
Highlight of two programs that successfully engaged in HIV care clients who are hard-to-reach and serve via delivery of HIV primary care, behavioral health, and housing.
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)July 2018
Learn how two successful programs are addressing homelessness and housing instability and behavioral health disorders, improving client engagement and retention in care, and observing improved rates of viral suppression.
Evidence-Informed Interventions (E2i)May 2018
Overview of E2i and its goal to identify and provide support for the implementation of evidence-informed interventions to reduce HIV-related health disparities and improve health outcomes.
National Center for Innovation in HIV CareMay 2017
Review of research on the causes of higher trauma prevalence among People with HIV. The relationship of trauma symptoms to decreased engagement in HIV services, and best practices in trauma-informed care.
Futures Without Violence, HRSAMay 2017
Website-based toolkit on ways for agencies to establish partnerships to address intimate partner violence (IPV). Focus is on partnerships among HRSA Health Centers and domestic violence and sexual assault (DV/SA) advocacy programs.
Tools and Job Aids
Review of the basics of trauma and modules on trauma-informed approaches in the delivery of HIV care.
Roadmap on steps to take in setting up depression screening in a program.
Massachusetts Department of Public HealthJuly 2016
Medical case management acuity tool to assess severity of needs of clients living with HIV in various areas of functioning and categories of severity.
Duke University, University of North Carolina at Chapel HillJanuary 2007
Sixteen-question tool to screen for mental health and substance abuse conditions, takes under 15 minutes to administer. Developed under multiple Federal funding sources including HRSA. Excel file includes manual and electronic scoring tools, followed by scoring key.
Cicatelli Associates (CAI)January 2002
A screening tool designed for use by non-mental health professionals. To assess mental health psychiatric disorders prevalent among persons infected with HIV or at high risk of infection.
Reports and Best Practices
Dissemination of Evidence Informed-Interventions Project (DEII)July 2020
Resources from innovative project to field test four evidence-informed Care And Treatment Interventions (CATI) packages--interventions that produce optimal HIV care outcomes.
Center for Advancing Health Policy and PracticeJanuary 2018
Insights from a HRSA SPNS initiative on care coordinator/patient navigation interventions for vulnerable populations.
National Center for Innovation in HIV CareFebruary 2017
Description of changes in federal health policy that may increase behavioral health access for persons with HIV.
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)March 2014
Compilation of SPNS grantee experiences with peer models and how they can be used in various care settings.
AETC National Coordinating Resource Center (NCRC)May 2020
HIV clinical training resources for the AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETC) Program, funded by HRSA's Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program.
U.S. federal agency that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation.
National Council for Behavioral HealthJanuary 2020
Resources on integrating primary care with behavioral health services to better address mental health and substance use needs.
U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesFebruary 2018
This is a Consumer-friendly website with tools to help with the basics of:
- Mental Health
- The signs of Mental Illness
- How to talk about mental health
- How to get help
The site also includes tools for providers and a treatment locator.