Project Focus
Addiction Treatment Starts Here Learning Collaborative and Network The Center for Care Innovation’s Addiction Treatment Starts Here program includes a learning collaborative and network designed to increase access to MAT through primary care, behavioral health and community partnerships. California Bridge Program The California Bridge Program is developing hospitals and emergency rooms into primary access points for the treatment of acute symptoms of SUDs – enhancing and increasing access to 24/7 treatment in every community in the state. California Department of Public Health Projects The California Department of Public Health is funding opioid safety coalitions throughout California, as well as pilot programs for opioid overdose first responders. California Hub & Spoke System The California Hub and Spoke System consists of narcotic treatment program (Hubs) and office-based treatment settings (Spokes) that provide ongoing care and treatment. The program aims to increase the number of providers prescribing buprenorphine for opioid use disorder. California Poison Control System This project engaged the California Poison Control Center to provide support to emergency department staff treating patients with opioid use disorder. California Substance Use Line The University of California, San Francisco is expanding the current 24/7 MAT mentorship network to cover all new emergency departments, primary care, mental health, and hospital access points. California Youth Opioid Response This program aims to increase access to care through expansion of MAT services and opioid and stimulant use prevention for youth & families. Youth Peer Mentor Program The Youth Peer Mentor Program trains justice-involved youth to provide recovery support to peers with substance use challenges. Justice System Touchpoints This project aims to increase awareness of treatment resources, how to access MAT services, and overdose prevention and intervention tactics for various criminal justice populations. CURES Optimization The California Department of Justice supported the improvement and optimization of California’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program database. Drug Take-Back The California Product Stewardship Council supported a statewide drug take-back program in approved locations across California. DUI MAT Integration This effort includes California Highway Patrol trainings to increase awareness of drug use and impairment and the creation of linkages between DUI treatment programs and MAT resources and referrals. Expanding MAT in County Criminal Justice Settings This program focuses on expanding access to at least two forms of MAT in California's jails and drug courts. MAT Access Points The aim of this project is to support MAT start-up activities and/or enhancement efforts in settings throughout California, with the goal of increasing the number of patients with substance-use disorders treated with medications, counseling and other recovery services. MAT Toolkits and GPRA Data Collection Aurrera Health Group developed a series of educational toolkits about the benefits of MAT, and assists with the collection of federally-required GPRA data for the MAT Expansion Project. Media Campaign Media Solutions is leading an effort to design a statewide, multi-media campaign targeted at individuals with substance use disorder and their families, with an emphasis on making connections to treatment. Mentored Learning This project supported the expansion of the mentored learning project led by the California Society of Addiction Medicine. Mother&Baby Substance Exposure Initiative This project aims to decrease neonatal abstinence syndrome severity and length of stay in the hospital and increase the number of mothers in long-term recovery through MAT. Naloxone Distribution Project The Naloxone Distribution Project aims to reduce opioid overdose deaths through the provision of free naloxone, in its nasal spray formulation. NTP Treatment Capacity This project expanded MAT capacity in California’s Narcotic Treatment Programs, with an emphasis on increasing access to buprenorphine. Primary Care Residency This project will educate and train health care professionals about addiction medicine by incorporating addiction medicine & MAT curriculum into California residency programs. SUD Workforce: Recovery & MAT Summits These workforce training summits provided education and resources pertaining to MAT, tools to address and reduce stigma, and opportunities for the workforce to join California’s efforts to address SUD emerging epidemics. Recovery Housing These projects are providing access to recovery residence transitional housing and peer support for individuals with SUD. Systems of Care This project aims to strengthen the addiction treatment eco-systems in California counties and decrease gaps in coordination of patient transitions moving between higher and lower levels of care. Tribal MAT Project The Tribal MAT Program aims to improve MAT access for urban and tribal communities by increasing the total number of waivered prescribers certified and providing expanded MAT services that incorporate the values and culture of the communities being served. Prescriber Support Initiative The University of California, Los Angeles is providing training, consultation and mentorship for providers treating patients with opioid and stimulant use disorders. Young People in Recovery Young People in Recovery will launch chapters and life-skills curriculum programs to youth in recovery from opioid use and substance use disorders.