Online Program

Addressing behavioral health and HIV/AIDS through samhsa's minority AIDS initiative targeted capacity expansion (MAI-TCE) integrated behavioral health/primary care network

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Edward Singleton, PhD, Center for Technical Assistance, Training, and Research Support, The MayaTech Corporation, Silver Spring, MD
Thea Lenna, MS, InterGroup Services, Inc., Baltimore, MD
Background: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides Minority AIDS Initiative Targeted Capacity Expansion (MAI-TCE) Integrated Behavioral Health/Primary Care Network cooperative agreements as part of the Congressional Minority AIDS Initiative. The purpose of MAI-TCE is to facilitate the development and expansion of culturally competent and effective integrated behavioral health and primary care networks, which include HIV services and medical treatment, within racial and ethnic minority communities in 11 U.S. Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) and Metropolitan Divisions (MDs) most impacted by HIV/AIDS.

Methods: The presentation will provide an overview of the 11 MAI-TCE programs from 2010 to 2013, including data on the integration of behavioral health services into CDC supported Enhanced Comprehensive HIV Prevention Plans (ECHPP) for each of the 11 cities.

Results: Several cities are integrating rapid HIV testing and counseling services into existing mental health and substance abuse treatment provider networks and creating integrated behavioral health and primary care network committees (BH/PCNC) to facilitate HIV care, testing and medical treatment within each MSA/MD.

Conclusions: Implications of these best practices will be discussed to inform future implementation.

Learning Areas:

Diversity and culture
Other professions or practice related to public health
Provision of health care to the public
Public health or related public policy
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
Describe at least three evidence-based practices used by SAMHSA MAI-TCE programs as part of the “enhanced” ECHPP within each MSA/MD. Discuss the integration of prevention activities, treatment, and recovery support services for mental and substance use disorders within the behavioral health and primary care settings.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have worked on the MAI-TCE project as the coordinator for training and technical assistance for over a year and have intimate knowledge of the MAI-TCE project, its goals, and the programs which are funded under this initiative.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.