Artículos de Noticias del Proyecto de Expansión del TAM del Departamento de Servicios de Atención Médica de California (en inglés)
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).
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.
DHCS funded the Integrated Substance Abuse Programs at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) to provide training services and technical assistance (TA) across the State of California.
The Center for Care Innovation’s (CCI’s) Addiction Treatment Starts Here (ATSH) program includes three learning collaboratives designed to increase access to medications for addiction treatment (MAT).
Over the course of 17 months (February 2018 – July 2020), accelerated training and technical assistance for health care providers will provide the foundation necessary to enhance and increase access to 24/7 treatment.
The Expanding Access to MAT in County Criminal Justice Settings Learning Collaborative is funded by the SOR grant and administered by Health Management Associates (HMA).
The Naloxone Distribution Project (NDP) aims to reduce opioid overdose deaths through the provision of free naloxone, in its nasal spray formulation.
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