Developed by the AETC Mental Health Committee for the Integrating Mental Health and Substance Abuse Care into HIV Primary Care Toolkit
This tool contains information about recommended capacities to consider when implementing mental health/substance use care strategies in a clinic or health center. This assessment may be completed individually by each member of a clinic team or collectively as a group to assist your team in providing best practice mental health/substance use care for persons living with HIV in your program. Since every clinic and every patient population is different, there is no single way to be a best-practice. Providing best-practice is an ongoing process of evaluation, implementation, and re-evaluation.
The accompanying flowcharts were developed to assist trainers and clinics in establishing a process for implementing care integration.