RFP: Addressing High-Risk Substance Use through STI Clinics

Request for Proposals for Addressing High-Risk Substance Use through STI Clinics: Strengthening Connections to Treatment and Behavioral Health Services

NACCHO is pleased to announce a funding opportunity for a pilot project to address the syndemics of STIs and high-risk substance use (HRSU) and strengthen collaboration between STI clinics and substance use and behavioral health services. With support from CDC’s Division of STD Prevention, NACCHO will fund two to four STI clinics to: (1) assess HRSU among their STI clinic patient population, (2) administer a screening tool for HRSU among STI clinic patients, and (3) implement a brief intervention and referral model to connect patients to substance use disorder treatment and/or behavioral health services. Selected sites will be provided funding and technical assistance to conduct this pilot project.

NACCHO hosted an informational webinar for potential applicants on June 3, 2019. View the webinar recording (fast forward to the 2:00 minute mark) and browse the Q&A from the session to learn more about the project.

Application requirements and full details of the project are available in the Request for Proposals (RFP). Applications are due by 11:59 PT on June 25, 2019. Questions about the RFP and application process can be directed to Samantha Ritter, Senior Program Analyst, HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis, at sritter@naccho.org.

About Kim Rodgers

Kim Rodgers serves as a Communications Specialist at NACCHO. Her work includes promoting local health departments' best practices, as well as partner tools and resources, in infectious disease and preparedness through NACCHO's communications channels, storytelling, and outreach to various audiences.

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