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California's Medication Assisted Treatment Expansion Project 

On April 21, 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced funding through the 21st Century Cures Act to address the national opioid crisis. California will receive $90 million over a period of two years (May 2017 through May 2019) to implement the California Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Expansion Project. 
The MAT Expansion Project aims to serve over 20,000 individuals with Opioid Use Disorders (OUD), prevent drug overdoses, and treat OUD as a chronic disease. The project focuses on populations with limited MAT access, including rural areas, American Indian and Alaskan Native tribal communities, and statewide access to buprenorphine.
The MAT Expansion Project consists of three main components:
  1. The California Hub & Spoke System (CA H&SS);
  2. The Tribal MAT Project; and
  3. Prevention & Treatment Activities.
The MAT Expansion Project complements other collaborative efforts California has implemented to expand MAT access and reduce opioid related deaths in California. Detailed information about the MAT Expansion Project is available in the State Needs Assessment Report and State Opioid Crisis Strategic Plan.
For questions regarding the MAT Expansion Project, email:
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Last modified on: 3/7/2018 1:35 PM