Language is foundational to how we understand and interact with ourselves and others. Unclear language can lead to confusion and inefficiencies, while stigmatizing and prejudicial language leads to harmful practices and dehumanizes people.
Resources and Tools
This guide offers considerations for how state agency staff can develop and maintain an accessible, HIV and opioid use disorder (OUD) service inventory. This guide can be used by state agency HIV and OUD staff to:
This document describes the critical role that peers have in developing and delivering care for people with HIV and OUD and how a state’s Medicaid program can serve as an essential fiscal resource in supporting peer services.
This discussion guide is intended to elicit a comprehensive and concrete conversation about language, stigma, and discrimination as a means of strengthening care systems and ensuring that people who seek care for HIV and/or substance use disorders, including opioid use disorder, are treated with
This tool focuses on the role of stigma at the intersection of HIV and OUD systems, and introduces opportunities for intervention at the systems level.
The HIV and OUD Service and Funding Matrices Template supports state health departments in identifying opportunities for enhanced coordination between HIV and OUD funding and service provision.
This technical package, a collaborative effort between CDC and NASTAD, provides a broad framework as well as evidence-informed strategies and approaches to support the planning, design, implementation, and sustainability of new and existing syringe services programs (SSPs).