Marin City Health and Wellness Center is changing lives by providing medication-assisted treatment (MAT) in primary care. Watch this video to learn more about Marin City Health and Wellness Center’s MAT program and its patients. Treating Addiction in Primary Care:...read more
With support from DHCS, Harbage Consulting is creating a series of MAT Toolkits aimed at educating the SUD workforce about MAT and how it can help the clients they serve. The first toolkit, released in January, is aimed at informing residential treatment facilities...read more
In two recent radio interviews, Marlies Perez, Division Chief of the Substance Use Disorder Compliance Division at DHCS, highlighted the treatment resources available to those with an opioid use disorder, including a treatment locator available at ChooseMAT.org....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.