State health departments must dedicate staff and time to ensure a consistent approach to HIV and opioid use disorder (OUD) service delivery. For some states, this means creating new staff roles.
Resources and Tools
Data partnerships help coordinate HIV and opioid use disorder (OUD) services across state programs. These relationships can help state agencies identify service overlap and gaps, identify common goals, and initiate collaboration.
Harm Reduction Hacks is a comprehensive microsite and resource to guide organizations developing new and/or existing syringe services programs in program design, implementation, and organizational sustainability.
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 tool aims to assist HIV primary care teams that work in a range of clinical settings to develop and provide enhanced integration of behavioral health (BH) services.
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).
This toolkit from the city of Boston, MA aims to facilitate the expansion of harm reduction services, and “help build a culture of harm reduction” in the city.