As part of the DHCS' MAT Expansion efforts combating the opioid crisis across the state of California, UCLA ISAP launched a training initiative to provide customized technical assistance specifically to support and expand the impact of waivered prescribers to treat patients struggling with opioid use disorder. The objective of the MAT Waivered Prescriber Support Initiative is to identify the barriers to prescribing buprenorphine and provide the targeted mentorship, training, and technical assistance to address those barriers. Prescribers can connect with experienced buprenorphine providers throughout California to access direct consultation. Services offered may include direct mentorship by phone or video, on-site or off-site TA (e.g., program/provider visits, prescriber shadowing), and in-person or virtual training activities related to treating patients with OUD. Request direct TA here.
At the start of the project, UCLA conducted a statewide survey to assess treatment needs of waivered prescribers which served as the basis of the training/technical assistance plans. Find survey report here.
Learn more about Other UCLA Projects addressing OUD and other substance use disorder here.