DHCS collaborated with American Indian and Alaska Native community stakeholders to design the California Tribal Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Project. Described by its lead entities as “a unified response to the opioid crisis in California Indian Country,” the...read more
California Youth Opioid Response (YOR California) has released a Request for Applications (RFA) for projects that strengthen capacity and access to prevention, treatment, and recovery services, as well as access points to Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) as...read more
During an ABC 10 Sacramento and Company segment, Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) Division Chief of the Substance Use Disorder Compliance Division, Marlies Perez, discussed opioid use disorder, medication assisted treatment (MAT), and DHCS efforts to address...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.