SAT2HIV-I (2014 – 2019)
Funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) in 2014, the SAT2HIV-I Project sought to simultaneously test (a) the effectiveness of a motivational interviewing-based brief intervention for substance use and (b) the effectiveness of different strategies for helping HIV service organizations integrate this brief intervention.
As reported by Garner et al. (2020), the SAT2HIV-I Project’s key finding was that the brief intervention was effective in significantly reducing clients days of substance use at follow-up, but only within HIV service organizations that also received the project’s Implementation & Sustainment Facilitation (ISF) Strategy (see www.ISFstrategy.org for more info).
SAT2HIV-II (2020 – 2025)
On July 15, 2020, NIDA funded the SAT2HIV-II Project to test if offering financial incentives to HIV service organizations and their staff for achieving pre-defined performance criteria (known as pay-for-performance) could improve the integration of a motivational interviewing-based brief intervention for substance use even further.
As reported by Garner et al. (2012, 2018), pay-for-performance has been shown to be a highly effective and cost-effective strategy for helping community-based substance use disorder treatment organizations improve the implementation of evidence-based treatments for substance use. Thus, pay-for-performance is believed to be a highly promising strategy for helping optimize the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of integrating the SAT2HIV-I Project’s motivational interviewing-based brief intervention for substance use with HIV service organizations across the United States.