Supporting HIV care through education and innovation

Topic: Part F - SPNS Models of Care

Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) carry out research and evaluation in order to identify models of HIV/AIDS care that can then be adopted by other HIV/AIDS programs. SPNS focuses on various issues under multi-year initiatives typically comprised of a small set of project sites and a national evaluation center to coordinate their investigations. Learn more about SPNS--current and past initiatives and their insights.


  • Guide for HIV/AIDS Clinical Care
    HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau
    April 2014

    This manual was developed to provide clinicians with ready access to practical, current, treatment information so that they may provide quality care to people living with HIV.


Best practices

Legislative and Program Requirements

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    Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau
    May 2014
    HRSA's HIV/AIDS Bureau guidance and requrements for grantees of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program.




Training resources

  • HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau
    October 2013
    This module runs approximately 25 minutes and presents information about the background and purpose of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP). It is intended as a resource for orienting first-time Grantees and Providers and new staff on RWHAP-funded projects.
  • Curriculum Manual Cover
    HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau
    September 2013

    This curriculum is meant to inform implementation of a new jail linkage program and to assist organizations in expanding their current jail work.

  • Boston University School of Public Health Health and Disability Working Group
    October 2012

    Interactive tool to reinforce HIV/AIDS care training for oral health providers in an interactive way. Include instructions, answer key, talking points, and PowerPoint slides. Also available on the ECHO site.

  • Training Manual Cover
    HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau
    September 2013

    This training manual synthesizes lessons learned from the federally funded, innovative Special Projects of National Significance Enhancing Linkages to HIV Primary Care & Services in Jail Settings Initiative, otherwise known as EnhanceLink.

Training Resourcess

Slide sets


  • Oregon Health and Science University Logo
    Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) and the Multnomah County HIV Health Services Center (HHSC)
    August 2009
    A buprenorphine treatment agreement that the counselor or provider would review with the patient prior to initiating buprenorphine

Best practices


  • HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau, June 2004

    Collection of tools (e.g., client interview form, outreach encounter, chart review, evaluation questions) for collecting information on contacts with clients enrolled in a SPNS supported multi site evaluation on outreach.


  • buprenorphine information sheet
    University of California, January 2009, San Francisco, January 2009
    This collection contains the tools, forms, and resources developed or utilized by the UCSF BEEHIVE program (integrated buprenorphine–HIV/AIDS program), a participant in the HRSA SPNS Buprenorphine project.
  • The CORE Center, January 2009, Cook County Health and Hospitals System, January 2009
    This collection of program materials contains the education materials, tools and forms developed for the SPNS Buprenorphine (BUP) Project. They include 1) BUP Patient Face Sheet, 2) BUP Script, and 3) BUP Patient Flyer.
  • University of Connecticut, January 2007, Center for Health, January 2007, Intervention, January 2007, and Prevention, January 2007

    Tools to help clinics implement HIV prevention (risk reduction) with their HIV-positive patients, using such techniques as brief motivational interviewing and a plan of action for patients. OPTIONS was field-tested by Ryan White SPNS projects.

  • Miriam Hospital Immunology Center, January 2009

    Tools, protocols, and educational materials developed by a participant in the SPNS Buprenorphine Project. 

Training resources