Through the Opioid Systems of Care (SOC) initiative, Health Management Associates (HMA) is providing system-wide stakeholder engagement services, coaching and other technical assistance to strengthen treatment and recovery ecosystems throughout the state. Despite the expansion of the Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System (DMC-ODS), many locales throughout California still grapple with how to build an accessible, high quality treatment and recovery ecosystem, leaving their residents struggling to access, navigate, and realize continuity of services in fragmented systems that can be overwhelming.
The ultimate goal of SOC is to facilitate the recovery journey of those with SUD by supporting counties to expand access to and provide continuity of treatment as these individuals transition between locations, such as emergency departments, inpatient hospital settings, primary care clinics, jails, prisons, and/or the community at large; and levels of care, such as residential, intensive and other outpatient care. In the first iteration of the project, HMA worked intensively in 10 counties to improve transitions of care for individuals with SUD. Findings from the 10 counties can be found on the Transitions of Care page on AddictionFreeCA.org. In the second iteration of the project, HMA will work with six new counties on streamlining systems of care for individuals with SUD.
Check out AddictionFreeCA.org to learn more about Transitions of Care and other MAT Expansion Projects led by HMA.