Improving care for patients with substance use disorders
Sponsored by California Academy of Family Physicians and CAFP Foundation
The overall goal of this project is to improve education, outreach and treatment for patients with substance use disorder disease, including stimulants and opioids, with a focus on medication assisted treatment options. Our goal is to enhance training for primary care and emergency medicine physicians while encouraging creative and innovative approaches to meet program and community needs. Projects will identify methods to improve or advance the standard of care for patients, demonstrate how best to implement those methods, and evaluate the outcomes of these efforts.
Our programs’ projects will:
Our expectation is that program have an identified need(s), a methodology to both implement the action plan and measure the project’s impact, and a timeline for spread and plan for sustainability. Collaboration and communication with other stakeholders, including community members, are also encouraged and should be outlined in the proposal.
Our 16 residency programs will work for one a little over a year on their projects and during that year also work as a collaborative – meeting to share resources, wins, challenges and results. They will participate in face-to-face meetings, webinars and check-in calls, and will present a final report in June 2022.
CAFP and the CAFP Foundation are very pleased to announce this year’s residency programs that will participate in our Collaborative. Congratulations to our 2021-2022 Grantees!
New HHS Practice Guidelines FAQs
Prescribers no longer need to complete the MAT training for the 30-patient limit. Read More
New Requirements for Buprenorphine X-Waiver (as of April 28, 2021) US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released new practice guidelines for treatment of opioid use disorder. HHS has officially removed the X-waiver training requirement to treat patients with buprenorphine." Download PDF: xWaiver Training HHS ruling
DHCS Alert (5.27.21): Closure of 29 Lags Pain Clinics
On May 25, 2021, DHCS learned that Lags Medical Centers voluntarily closed 29 California locations this month, even though DHCS only suspended seven National Provider Identifier numbers associated with up to 17 locations, potentially impacting about 20,000 beneficiaries access to pain management care. Read More
More than 10 Actives in Homeroom including:
Treating SUD - Linking with Community Services – Treating SUD - Linking with Community Services offers information, tools and resources to clinicians considering the addition of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) services for their patients.
Incorporating MAT into Practice – A Community Conversation – Incorporating MAT into Practice – A Community Conversation offers learners an opportunity to listen in while more experienced MAT providers provide tips and tricks and discuss lessons learned throughout their career providing MAT services.
|Carol Havens, MD, FAAFP, FASAM, EAP Chair||Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine Chair, CAFP’s Committee on Continuing Professional Development|
|Thomas C. Bent, MD, FAAFP||Family Medicine, CAFP Foundation Board of Trustees|
|Toni Brayer, MD||Internal Medicine, Large systems|
|Condessa Curley, MD, MPH, FAAFP||Family Medicine, Public Health|
|Tipu V. Khan, MD, FAAFP, FASAM||Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine with emphasis in Obstetrics|
|Keith Loring, MD||Emergency Medicine and Addiction Medicine|
|Aimee Moulin, MD||Emergency Medicine and Addiction Medicine|
|Heyman Oo, MD||Pediatrics|
|Michael Potter, MD, FAAFP||Family Medicine, Practice based research|
|Lee Ralph, MD||Family Medicine and Sports Medicine|
|Melanie Thompson, DO||Family Medicine|
|David Tran, MD, MPH||Family Medicine and Palliative-Hospice Medicine|
|Staff and Consultants|
|Jerri L. Davis, CHCP||CAFP VP of Education|
|Pamela Mann, MPH||CAFP Foundation Executive Director|
|Mary Ales, MBA, FACEHP||Mosaica Solutions|
|Shelly Rodrigues, CAE||Mosaica Solutions|
|Pam Kittleson, RPh||IPMA, Director of Quality|
|Debra Levinthal, DPM||IPMA Executive Director|
|Heidi Ness||IPMA Director of Education and Accreditation|
|Cheri Olson, MD||IPMA Medical Director|
This website will be continually updated with information to assist these and other residency programs that strive to make improvements in order to better serve their patients with SUD. Please check back as we post education, tools and resources on this website throughout the collaboration.
If you have questions, please direct them in writing to Jerri Davis, firstname.lastname@example.org.