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Title of Collaborative Activity:

Priorities for National HIV/AIDS Strategy 2020 Research and Programmatic Agenda for Mental Health and Substance Use Concerns

Description of Collaborative Activity:

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Interagency HIV, Mental Health, and Substance Use Concerns Work Group, which grew out of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS), updated to 2020, includes participation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Health Services Resources Administration (HRSA), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and National Institutes of Health (NIH). The workgroup identified priorities within four themes: (1) Screening; (2) Integrated Care and Prevention Services; (3) Anti-Stigma/Anti-Discrimination; and, (4) Addressing the Special Needs of Key Populations and Other Populations Heavily Affected by HIV. Priorities were written broadly to allow assessment, assurance, policy, and research strategies to be developed as needed or prioritized by each agency. Improving prevention and treatment outcomes for HIV, mental and substance use disorders, co-occurring disorders, and other problems is inherent in all priorities, as well. HIV prevention is focused on communities and populations with increased HIV incidence and prevalence, and HIV care and treatment is aimed at the HIV care continuum from testing to viral suppression and continued care. Research goals include developing and testing novel and innovative interventions. Another focus is delivery of evidence-based services and practices to the relevant communities and populations.

Type of Collaborative Activity:

Committee, Advisory Group, or Work Group

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