CAFP supports family physicians through programs in education, outreach and treatment for patients with substance use disorder.
This major educational initiative builds opportunities for family physicians to gain confidence in developing Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD, also known as MAT) plans for SUD patients. The program addresses communication and inclusivity with the goal of helping people recognize stigma, communicate more effectively, and be more deliberative in efforts to reach the underserved. We include live and enduring webinars, a podcast series, and the development of a network of MOUD Champions to mentor and guide practitioners new to MOUD. Supported the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS)
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As of June 27, 2023, DEA registrants are to have completed a total of at least 8 hours of training on Opioid or other substance use disorders. See SAMHSA Recommendations for details.
See CAFP’s Homeroom to access many hours of quality SUD education. Particularly recommended are Pain Management and Opioids: Balancing Risks and Benefits (coming soon), Call to Action: The Time for Treating Substance Use Disorder Is Now and CRPC: Education to Improve Services to Patients with OUD/SUD.
This program will help overcome barriers to California providers wishing to begin offering Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) and provide effective education to all interested family physicians. Patient-facing healthcare providers will learn to recognize OUD stigma, communicate more effectively, and be more confident in choosing MOUD.
New to Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD)? Do you have questions, or would like a knowledgeable family physician to chat with? Find a MOUD Champion to consult with.
Do you already use Medication for your patients with Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD)? Be a MOUD Champion and share your expertise with peers seeking to build MOUD into their practice.
This program is sponsored by the California Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP) and supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS).
This collaborative will improve education, outreach and treatment for patients with substance use disorder, including stimulants and opioids, with a focus on medication treatment options. We will enhance training for resident and faculty physicians in a variety of specialties while encouraging creative and innovative approaches to meet program and community needs.
On March 20, 2023 CAFP announced the 2023-24 California Residency Program Collaborative III. Twenty-five medical residency programs were selected for their ability to address the opioid crisis through innovation and collaboration. Read the press release.
More than 10 Activities in Homeroom including:
Your Words Matter
Family Physicians can help destigmatize the disease of addiction by using deliberate language. For example, NIDA suggests using MOUD or other terms in place of MAT. Read on to find out why.