Development of an Implementation Facilitation Strategy to Link Mental Health Screening and eHealth Intervention for Clients in Ryan White-Funded Clinics in Chicago

Tammy K. Stump*, Kristen Ethier, Lisa R. Hirschhorn, Andrea Dakin, Nora Bouacha, Angela Freeman, Jacqueline Bannon, Walter Gómez, Judith T. Moskowitz, Alida Bouris

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Abstract

Background:To reduce the impact of depression on people living with HIV, we are implementing a clinic-based behavioral health screener and referral to Optimizing Resilience and Coping with HIV through Internet Delivery, an evidenced-based intervention. We used the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research to identify contextual barriers and facilitators in advance of implementation.Setting:Sixteen Chicagoland area Ryan White Medical Case Management sites.Methods:We conducted a sequential mixed-methods study with medical case managers and supervisors. Participants completed an online survey assessing Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research domains, scored on a 1 (strongly disagree) to 5 (strongly agree) scale. Survey results informed a purposive sampling frame and interview protocol. Interviews were analyzed by rapid qualitative analysis.Results:On average, survey respondents (n = 58) slightly agreed with positive views of team culture, learning climate, and implementation readiness (mean = 3.80-3.87). Potential barriers included intervention complexity (mean = 3.47), needed human resources (mean = 2.71-3.33), and only slight agreement with relative advantage over existing screening/referral systems (mean = 3.09-3.71). Qualitative results (n = 15) identified low advantage for clinics with robust behavioral health systems but strong advantage in clinics without these services. Respondents identified system-wide training and monitoring strategies to facilitate implementation.Conclusions:Ryan White Medical Case Management sites are a generally favorable context for the implementation of the interventions. As illustrated in an implementation research logic model, barriers will be addressed through deploying strategies proposed to impact clinic- and individual-level outcomes, including electronic prompts (reduce complexity), training on Optimizing Resilience and Coping with HIV through Internet Delivery as a complement to other behavioral health services (increase relative advantage), and feedback during implementation (strengthen rewards/incentives).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S197-S205
JournalJournal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes
Volume90
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2022

Keywords

  • HIV
  • depression
  • implementation
  • positive affect
  • screening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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