County Touchpoints in Access to MAT for Justice-Involved Populations
The County Touchpoints in Access to MAT for Justice-Involved Populations project is focused on outreach, education, and training about opioid addiction and treatment in county criminal justice and human service systems. The project is managed by Health Management Associates and California Health Policies Strategies LLC.
DHCS created this project to provide training and technical assistance to leaders, managers, and line staff in key positions of interface with the justice-involved population.
Between August 2019 and June 2020, a series of training programs is provided in a Learning Collaborative model across four regions covering the entire state. The first session is targeted at organizational leaders, who will be invited to commit the participation of their key managers in a second round of training. Both sessions include didactic content and breakout sessions using discipline-specific workbooks with relevant case studies, resources, and discussion questions. At a third session, organizations will be invited to send training teams to learn about how the training materials have been packaged into nine modules and made available for internal organizational training.
Participating organizations will also be eligible to participate in topic-specific webinars that highlight case studies and circumstances unique to that discipline. Where possible, educational sessions and webinars will provide profession-specific continuing education credits. Finally, participating organizations will also be able to request on-site technical assistance in overcoming local barriers to the use of MAT.
The following respected criminal justice and human service leaders have joined the project team to bring this important opportunity to their peers:
Training content has been professionally videotaped and edited for use by individual organizations in delivering internal ongoing training on opioid addiction to its clients. Content is divided into nine stand-alone modules that can be customized to the training group.
Modules will be loaded onto this website as they are completed, between January and March 2020. A comprehensive training manual is also provided. All content is provided, and the internal training team need not be subject matter experts, just respected facilitators. Continuing education credits are made available where possible.
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HMA Learning Management System coming soon
HMA is happy to announce it will be linking to its Learning Management System for use by technical assistance participants soon. Announcements will be made about the launch. Please check back here periodically for further updates.