HMA, a leading independent national health care and human services research and consulting firm with deep expertise in addiction treatment, has launched its Transitions of Care project in multiple counties across the state. The project is surveying treatment systems stakeholders, conducting onsite process improvement events, and launching an ongoing program of technical assistance to increase the overall number of MAT access points and the overall addiction treatment capacity. This project will operate in up to ten counties under the current SOR funding and has rolled out onsite county efforts in Humboldt, Mendocino, Fresno, Kern, Ventura, and Imperial counties.
A summary of the project as well as a report from the first county-level process improvement event which happened in Imperial County can be found here. New reports will be uploaded as they are completed with county stakeholders throughout the summer and into the fall.
In targeting its work, HMA developed a powerful data dashboard to interactively explore data on the county level to understand the epidemic and treatment system landscape in each county. In addition to rich epidemiological data, the dashboard pulls together data on treatment resources, infrastructure, and State Treatment Response (STR) and State Opioid Response (SOR)-funded projects operating throughout California. The ability to overlay various data points in an interactive way is a powerful tool for understanding the state of the epidemic. HMA is happy to make this dashboard publicly available on its new website which will also:
- Host publicly available educational resources for use by provider entities that need support expanding their addiction treatment capacity;
- Link site visitors to treatment locators for finding addiction treatment care;
- Feature detail about HMA’s four opioid addiction treatment programs running in the state and host the programs’ technical assistance resources for program participants; and
- Communicate the work done by programs built under the STR and SOR grants and link to more detailed information on them.