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Title of Collaborative Activity:

Implementation Research in HRSA Ryan White Sites: Screening and Treatment for Mental and Substance Use Disorders to Further the National “Ending the HIV Epidemic” (EHE) Goals

Description of Collaborative Activity:

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) collaborated with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau to develop a research funding opportunity (RFA-MH-20-520 and RFA-MH-20-521) on methods to enhance screening and treatment for mental and substance use disorders in HRSA Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program funded sites through implementation research, in order to advance the goals of the Federal End the HIV Epidemic initiative. The research initiative seeks to strengthen the research/service delivery collaboration between NIH grantees and HRSA-funded HIV care sites, with the goal of increasing retention in HIV care and viral suppression through implementation of evidence-based mental disorder and substance use screening, prevention, and treatment. The research initiative was published in 2020. Eight grants were funded through this initiative (6 NIMH grants and 2 NIDA grants). The NIMH maintains ongoing communication with HRSA to discuss progress and outcomes.

Type of Collaborative Activity:

Research Initiative

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