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SPNS Initiative: Strengthening Systems of Care for People with HIV and Opioid Use Disorder, 2019-2022

Background

This initiative supports two entities, referred to as System Coordination Providers (SCPs), who will assist states in leveraging resources at the federal, state, and local levels for people with HIV and opioid use disorder (OUD). JSI Research and Training Institute and Yale University are serving as the SCPs for this initiative and will work across 14 state partners, which include Arizona, Connecticut, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and West Virginia. This initiative will strengthen system-level coordination and networks of care between RWHAP recipients and other federal, state and local entities funded to respond to the opioid epidemic to ensure people with HIV and OUD have access to behavioral health care, treatment, and recovery services. In addition, this initiative will build upon existing systems of care and treatment that will maximize cross-sector collaboration in order to achieve improvements in the system-level coordination and to leverage available resources for improving the health outcomes of people with HIV and OUD.

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