Improving Care for Patients with Substance Use Disorders

Education | Outreach | Treatment

California Residency Program Collaborative

Sponsored by California Academy of Family Physicians and CAFP Foundation

The overall goal of the California Residency Program Collaborative (CRPC) is to improve education, outreach and treatment for patients with substance use disorder (SUD) disease, including stimulants and opioids, with a focus on medication assisted treatment options. With support from the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), a collaboration of multispecialty residency programs works together to advance the training of primary care residents and physicians in the field of SUD/OUD; improve the patient experience of care; and promote care that is patient-centric and evidence-based.

California Residency Program Collaborative II

Our 16 residency programs  worked for over a year on their projects and during that time also worked as a collaborative – meeting to share resources, best practices, challenges and results. Projects identified methods to improve and advance the standard of care for patients, demonstrated how best to implement those methods, and evaluated the outcomes of these efforts. A final report, which includes reports from each program, was submitted to DHCS in September 2022.

View Final Report

California Residency Program Collaborative III

CAFP and the CAFP Foundation are excited to announce awards for our third learning collaborative, CRPC-3. The CRPC-3 collaborative will provide 25 California residency programs with funding to implement local programs to improve services for OUD/SUD patients with a specific focus on reaching larger populations of underserved and vulnerable patients. This collaborative will also include funding to support a Podcast series, MAT Champion campaign and Health Equity Roundtable. Read the press release. Contact with any questions.

Visit Homeroom for online learning. More than 10 Activities on SUD/OUD, such as:

  • Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) and its Utility to Treating OUD
  • Pregnancy and Women's SUD
  • Communication Matters: Motivational Interviewing and Substance Use Disorders
  • Medication Assisted Treatments (MAT) for Opiates, But What About Stimulants?
  • Is Addiction a Brain Disease?

Resources & Training

Access training and find resources for strategies to treat patients with substance use disorder and education on Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT).
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If you have questions, please direct them in writing to Jerri Davis,

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