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.
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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.
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.
Building on last month’s episode about providing HIV and substance use care for people who are incarcerated, this month the Boston Medical Center Team talks with Dr.
Navigating the HIV and substance use systems of care presents a number of unique challenges, many of which can become more complex depending on a person’s housing, employment, mental health, or economic situation.
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.
For Boston Health Care for the Homeless nurse Megan Sonderegger, providing client-centered care means literally meeting her clients where they are.
There are so many factors that impact adherence and health outcomes. During this Connecting Care podcast, Drs. Alex Walley, Jessica Taylor, and Sim Kimmel discuss HIV prevention and treatment among people who inject drugs.
COVID-19 has changed the way society operates in countless ways. During our inaugural podcast, our team of addiction specialists and HIV providers, Drs.