DHCS has released a request for applications (RFA) for the California Hub and Spoke System (CA H&SS), which aims to improve access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for marginalized populations; improve MAT provider infrastructure and expand service hours and appropriate telehealth services; and broaden the concept of the patient population from an individual to include the family to maximize recovery capital, support family resiliency, and destigmatize treatment. Entities may apply to receive up to $1 million annually to fund prevention, assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and recovery of opioid and substance use disorders. Any Medi-Cal providers licensed to provide MAT services in California will be eligible to apply.
This funding will be used to further the development and implementation of regional “Hubs” (Regional Centers of Excellence in MAT) and “Spokes” (any federally approved DATA-2000 waivered prescribers who prescribe or dispense buprenorphine) that collectively coordinate on outreach, patient services, and training and technical assistance to enhance the opioid and substance use continuum of care. Learn more on the Advocates for Human Potential website.