Written by: Center for Care Innovations

Addiction Treatment Starts Here: Behavioral Health Informational Webinar

CCI hosted an informational webinar for behavioral health organizations interested in applying to Addiction Treatment Starts Here: Behavioral Health.

Tammy Fisher, Senior Director at CCI, Sandra Newman, LSN Consulting, and Dr. Brian Hurley, Director of Addiction Medicine at L.A. County Department of Human Services, provide an overview of the program content and design, as well as information about how to apply.


This webinar should be viewed by anyone who is interested in applying to the Addiction Treatment Starts Here: Behavioral Health program or learning more about the application process and eligibility criteria. The program is open to behavioral health organizations that offer either Medi-Cal specialty mental health services and/or Medi-Cal specialty SUD services to underserved populations. For more information about applicant eligibility, please read through the Request for Applications.


  1. The Addiction Treatment Starts Here: Behavioral Health program is a 15-month program designed to increase access to medications for addiction treatment (MAT) in behavioral health organizations for patients with opioid use disorder.
  2. Grantees will receive access to technical assistance experts and coaches to help you design, standardize or spread your program. Grants of $50,000 will be awarded to accepted organizations.
  3. Applicants should either already have an x-waivered clinician working at the organization or have a specific plan in place to waiver a clinician.
  4. Applications are due online on Friday, April 5, 2019 at 5 pm PT.

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