Addiction Treatment Starts Here Equity-Centered Community Learning Collaborative and Learning Network

Over the last six years, CCI designed and led three programs focused on improving treatment for people with opioid use disorder (OUD). Combined, these programs supported more than 100 primary care health centers in California with designing new or expanding existing medication for addiction treatment (MAT) programs. The programs increased the number of active MAT prescribers by 191 providers – equivalent to more than two active prescribers per participating clinic. In addition, there was a combined increase of more than 2,199 patients receiving MAT. Many participants doubled or tripled the number of patients accessing MAT for OUD. Central to these successes was the creation of learning communities which offered a structured forum to develop new capabilities, share best practices, and discuss lessons learned.

CCI is building on this success through two offerings: 1) the new Equity-Centered Community Learning Collaborative, focused on assessing and responding to SUD inequities and expansion of MAT access through community partnerships and 2) the Learning Network, geared towards the general improvement and sustainability of MAT programs within community health centers through a less intensive, completely virtual program.

This project receives funding from the State Opioid Response (SOR) grant through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Equity-Centered Community Collaborative Grants Awarded

DHCS has awarded the Equity-Centered Community Learning Collaborative Grants to the grantees listed in this spreadsheet.

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