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SAMHSA: $1.3 mil to HIV testing, counseling, referral
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2011-10-19

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SAMHSA awards approximately $1.3 million to help communities offer expanded HIV testing, counseling, and referral for care

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is announcing that it is awarding approximately $1.3 million in one year federal grants, funded through the Department of Health and Human Services Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI) Secretariat Emergency Fund, to expand the capacity of current SAMHSA MAI grantees to provide rapid HIV testing, counseling and referral to care.

These grants will promote the principal goals of the MAI which are to improve HIV-related health outcomes for racial and ethnic minority communities disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS and reduce HIV related health disparities. In addition, the grants are aligned with the objectives of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) to: 1) reduce the number of people who become infected with HIV, 2) increase access to care and optimize health outcomes, and 3) reduce HIV-related health disparities. Intensifying HIV prevention efforts with the utilization of rapid HIV testing of individuals with substance use and/or mental disorders is also consistent with the NHAS, given the disproportionately high prevalence of HIV among ethnic and racial minorities.

"These grants will help communities address the problem of HIV infection which still puts many Americans at risk — including people experiencing mental illnesses or substance abuse," said SAMHSA Administrator Pamela S. Hyde. "If people get tested and counseled they can stay healthy. If they test positive for HIV, they can be linked to HIV care earlier to greatly improve their overall well being and quality of life, and also reduce the risk of others being infected with the virus."

"Combating HIV/AIDS in communities of color and among substance users are critical priorities of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS)," noted Dr. Ronald Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases. "Increasing the number and improving the capacity of minority-serving substance abuse prevention and treatment programs that provide HIV and other infectious disease screening, counseling, and referral to care will help us address the Strategy's call to prevent HIV among substance users and actively connect those diagnosed with HIV into care and treatment."

Below is a list of awardees and their projected award amounts:

Grantee

City

State

Amount Awarded

Hope Action Care

San Antonio

Texas

$50,000

Park Center, Inc.

Nashville

Tenn.

$50,000

Boston Public Health Commission

Boston

Mass.

$50,000

Community Counseling Institute

Tacoma

Wash.

$50,000

Latino Health Institute, Inc.

Boston

Mass.

$49,109

Pima Prevention Partnership

Tucson

Ariz.

$50,000

Harlem United Community AIDS Center, Inc.

New York

N.Y.

$50,000

Northern Ohio Recovery Association, Inc.

Cleveland

Ohio

$50,000

JWCH Institute, Inc.

Los Angeles

Calif.

$49,912

Metropolitan Interdenominational Church

Nashville

Tenn.

$50,000

Hope and Help Center of Central Florida

Winter Park

Fla.

$50,000

Wright State University

Dayton

Ohio

$49,999

Special Health Resources for Texas

Longview

Texas

$50,000

Iris House, Inc.

New York

N.Y.

$50,000

Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation

Tucson

Ariz.

$50,000

Institute for Health and Recovery

Cambridge

Mass.

$50,000

Recovery Consultants of Atlanta, Inc.

Decatur

Ga.

$50,000

Hope Health, Inc.

Florence

S.C.

$50,000

Stand, Inc.

Decatur

Ga.

$50,000

AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin

Milwaukee

Wis.

$35,684

Community Rehabilitation Center, Inc.

Jacksonville

Fla.

$50,000

Pittsburg AIDS Task Force

Pittsburgh

Pa.

$49,905

Metropolitan Charities, Inc.

St. Petersburg

Fla.

$50,000

Tarzana Treatment Center, Inc.

Tarzana

Calif.

$50,000

Tapestry Health Systems, Inc.

Florence

Mass.

$50,000

Action for Boston Community Development

Boston

Mass.

$50,000

SAMHSA is a public health agency within the Department of Health and Human Services. Its mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.


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