Today, America faces an epidemic of opioid addiction and overdose deaths—and healthcare has a vital role to play in this fight. Increasing access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is one of the three top federal health priorities, and state and local groups are focused on slowing opioid deaths in their communities. The California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) supports these efforts through a variety of programs and publications.
In 2016 the Health Resources and Services Administration granted Substance Abuse Service Expansion Awards (SASE) to 36 California health centers to take on these changes. A survey conducted by the California Primary Care Association (CPCA) found that most California SASE awardees have either limited experience or no experience providing addiction treatment. The survey respondents indicated that customized technical assistance would be helpful and welcome.
In response to this request for support, the Center for Care Innovations, in partnership with the California Health Care Foundation, announces the Treating Addiction in the Primary Care Safety Net (TAPC) program. The TAPC program will provide tailored technical assistance on addiction treatment and change management topics. This program opportunity is open to the California health centers that are recipients of the 2016 HRSA SASE awards.
Click “DOWNLOAD RESOURCE” below to access the Invitation to Participate for a full description of program details and how to apply. Applications are due August 19, 2016.
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