SPNS Initiative: An Evaluation of Innovative Methods for Integrating Buprenorphine Opioid Abuse Treatment in HIV Primary Care Settings, 2004-2009


The Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) Buprenorphine Initiative was designed to determine the feasibility and effectiveness of integrating buprenorphine opioid abuse treatment into HIV primary care settings with an ultimate goal of improving the health of people living with HIV and opioid dependency. This initiative began in September 2004 and was led by the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM), which served as the Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center. NYAM coordinated the multi-site evaluation of the demonstration sites and provided them with technical assistance.

The ten demonstration project grant recipients included: The Miriam Hospital (Providence, RI); El Rio Santa Cruz Neighborhood Health Center (Tucson, AZ); The Hektoen Institute (Chicago, IL); Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (Baltimore, MD); Montefiore Medical Center (Bronx, NY); OASIS (Oakland, CA); Oregon Health and Science University (Portland, OR); University of California, San Francisco; University of Miami (Miami, FL); and Yale University (New Haven, CT).

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Date Last Reviewed:  August 2016