Over the last five years, The Center for Care Innovations (CCI) designed and led two programs focused on improving treatment for people with opioid use disorder. Combined, these programs supported more than 70 primary care health centers in California with designing or expanding MAT programs. The programs increased the number of active MAT prescribers by 150 providers — equivalent to more than two active prescribers per participating clinic. In addition, they led to a combined increase of more than 2,000 patients receiving MAT. Many participants doubled or tripled the number of patients accessing MAT for opioid use disorder. 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 new offerings: Addiction Treatment Starts Here (ATSH) Learning Collaborative, which provides support to primary care health centers with new MAT programs, and ATSH Learning Network which continues to build capacity in mature MAT programs.