DHCS awarded the California Youth Opioid Response (YOR California) team — the California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions (CIBHS) in partnership with Advocates for Human Potential, Inc., (AHP) — an allocated portion of the MAT Expansion Project funding to...read more
Supporting All Californians to Address the Opioid Crisis Through a Multi-Pronged, Community-Based Approach The Center at Sierra Health Foundation works to promote health and racial equity throughout California with a community-first funding model that centers the...read more
Perinatal MAT Expansion: Engaging Communities at Every Level of Intervention Specifically addressing addiction in the pregnant and/or parenting woman holds both emotional and ethical significance when speaking about stopping the “cycle” of addiction, violence, and...read more
In an effort to address the opioid epidemic throughout the state, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is implementing the California Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Expansion Project. The California MAT Expansion Project aims to increase access to MAT, reduce unmet treatment need, and reduce opioid overdose related deaths through the provision of prevention, treatment, and recovery activities. The California MAT Expansion Project focuses on populations with limited MAT access, including rural areas and American Indian & Alaska Native tribal communities. The California MAT Expansion Project is funded by grants from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The California MAT Expansion Project is composed of nearly 30 projects.