Objective

As part of the MAT Expansion efforts combating the opioid crisis across the state of California, UCLA ISAP launched a new 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 will 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. 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.

Project Team

Thomas Freese, PhD

Thomas Freese, PhD
Principal Investigator

310-267-5397
tfreese@mednet.ucla.edu

Beth Rutkowski, MPH

Beth Rutkowski, MPH
Director of Training

310-388-7647
brutkowski@mednet.ucla.edu

Valerie P. Antonini, MPH

Valerie P. Antonini, MPH
Project Director

310-267-5306
vpearce@mednet.ucla.edu

Gloria M. Miele, PhD

Gloria M. Miele, PhD
Program Director

310-267-5888
gmiele@mednet.ucla.edu

Christian P Frable, BS

Christian P Frable, BS
Project Coordinator

310-794-8127
cfrable@mednet.ucla.edu

Kimberly Valencia

Kimberly Valencia
Training Assistant

310-267-5492
kimberlyvalencia@mednet.ucla.edu