As part of the state's effort to improve MAT access for tribal communities, ISAP is contracted to provide ongoing learning opportunities for Tribal Indian health providers to improve treatment programming and services that address the needs of rural and urban American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) individuals with opioid use disorder, stimulant use disorder, and co-occurring use disorders.
ISAP launched a Tribal MAT ECHO Clinic in January 2019. Using the Project Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO™) model, a distance learning method that links specialists at academic medical centers with primary care clinicians in local communities, ISAP hosts the Tribal MAT ECHO™ Clinic to support health care providers in Indian Country to deliver MAT. Monthly 1-hour sessions begin with a didactic presentation on a topic relevant to MAT care delivery and feature a de-identified case presentation and facilitated discussion. To inform the curriculum for the clinics, ISAP gathered experts and champions that treat patients in tribal communities and performed a needs assessment to determine the specific MAT technical assistance needs of Urban Indian and Tribal health providers. CEs and CMEs available for certified and licensed participants.
Project Coordinator: Melissa Goodman: MLGoodman@mednet.ucla.edu
ISAP will soon launch quarterly Provider Trainings specifically for California-based tribal health providers who treat AI/AN people in rural and/or urban settings. The training curriculum and events will focus on implementing evidence-based and culturally-informed strategies that providers and clinicians can use to improve their treatment programming and services. The ISAP team will collaborate with Kaufman and Associates (KAI), the contracted TMAT content experts for the CA MAT Expansion project, to solicit input from stakeholders regarding priority topics for training curriculum and coordinate events to assure maximum participation across additional TMAT partners of DHCS. ISAP will also identify regional training interests and needs through a statewide survey assessment. Tribal MAT Provider Trainings will begin in early 2021.
Training Coordinator: Melissa Goodman: MLGoodman@mednet.ucla.edu