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California's Medication Assisted Treatment Expansion Project 2.0 (State Opioid Response) 

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) submitted California's State Opioid Response (SOR) application on Friday, August 10, 2018.  The Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration has allocated California $68,829,190 for up to two years beginning September 30, 2018 through September 29, 2020.  The SOR aims to address the opioid crisis by increasing access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) using the three FDA-approved medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD), reducing unmet treatment need, and reducing opioid overdose related deaths through the provision of prevention, treatment and recovery activities for OUD (including prescription opioids, heroin and illicit fentanyl and fentanyl analogs).  Below, you will find links to SOR Abstract, Project Narrative, and Project Chart:

California MAT Expansion Project 1.0 (State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis) 

On April 21, 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced funding through the State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis (O-STR) 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 1.0.  The MAT Expansion Project 1.0 aims to serve 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.  Below, you will find links to the O-STR Abstract and Project Narrative:
  1. CA STR Project Narrative
  2. Abstract
For questions regarding the MAT Expansion Project, email:
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Last modified on: 8/31/2018 8:37 AM