DHHS/CDC: Improving Mental Health and HIV/TB Service Integration

Centers for Disease Control
Last date: 
Saturday, March 13, 2021
South Africa

Detailed Description

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) / Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) is seeking applications for the Improving Mental Health and HIV/TB Service Integration (IMHSI) in South Africa under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

The goal of the NOFO is to provide support to the South African National Department of Health (NDoH) and other Government National Departments, Provincial Departments of Health (PDoH), District Health Teams, and CDC-funded District Support Partners (DSPs) to integrate primary mental health (MH) service provision and improved referral for complex MH disorders into the current HIV/TB package of services in order to improve health outcomes amongst people living with HIV (PLHIV). In this NOFO, MH encompasses common MH disorders (such as anxiety and depression), complex MH disorders (such as neurosis and psychosis), and also harmful substance use and alcohol abuse.

The aim of this NOFO is to support:

  • The NDoH to develop policies that fully integrate MH screening and treatment at every step of the HIV continuum of care in order to bridge the gap, empower HCWs and to create awareness among communities on the impact of MH on HIV programs;
  • The PEPFAR-supported PDoH to adapt National policies and guidelines to the reality on the ground, to implement, mentor, monitor, and improve MH services;
  • The PEPFAR-supported District to mentor, monitor, and improve MH services at the facility level with the help of DSPs;
  • HCWs at facility and community level to appropriately handle unhealthy stress, recognize the need for external MH support, and be provided such support to alleviate anxiety, absenteeism, and burnout.

Funding Information

  • Average One Year Award Amount: $ 8,000,000;
  • Total Period of Performance Length: 5.

Target Populations

  • The target populations for this NOFO include PLHIV or people at high risk of HIV as well as providers of HIV services in CDC/PEPFAR-supported Districts.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Government Organizations
  • State governments or their bona fide agents (includes the District of Columbia)
  • Local governments or their bona fide agents
  • Territorial governments or their bona fide agents in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianna Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau
  • State controlled institutions of higher education
  • American Indian or Alaska Native tribal governments (federally recognized or state-recognized)
  • Non-government Organizations
  • American Indian or Alaska native tribally designated organizations
  • Other


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