HUD sponsored

Holistic Delivery of HIV and Mental Health Services with HOPWA and SAMHSA Resources Webinar


November 16, 2022 | 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM EST



The National HIV/AIDS Strategy highlights the importance of mental health services as a core need in ending the HIV epidemic in the United States. The Biden-Harris administration’s whole-of-government strategy to transform mental health services calls for strengthening system capacity and transformation of our health and social services infrastructure to address mental health holistically and equitably. To that end, HUD, the Office of HIV/AIDS Housing (OHH), and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsored a webinar that highlighted an integrated, holistic approach to delivering HIV and mental health services to low-income people living with HIV.

The webinar featured Harbor Care from New Hampshire, an organization funded through both HOPWA and SAMHSA grants. Harbor Care discussed how they use both funding sources to coordinate housing and mental health services for their clients with HIV. In addition, speakers from the federal government included:

  • Harold Phillips, Director of the Office of the National AIDS Policy at the White House
  • Jemine Bryon, Acting General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development at HUD
  • Dr. Neeraj Gandotra, Chief Medical Officer for SAMHSA

If you have any questions about the webinar, please email arogers@tacinc.org.