The California MAT Expansion Project aims to increase access to MAT, reduce unmet treatment need, and reduce opioid overdose related deaths through the provision of prevention, treatment, and recovery activities. The project focuses on individuals experiencing homelessness, youth, rural, and tribal populations with limited MAT access. The California MAT Expansion Project is funded by DHCS through federal grants, state general funds, and opioid settlement funds.
As part of a continued effort to address the opioid crisis, DHCS continues to provide funding for over 30 projects as part of the California MAT Expansion Project in an ongoing effort to combat the opioid epidemic through prevention, harm reduction, treatment, and recovery. The goals of this funding is to:
- Increase access to MAT,
- Reduce unmet treatment need, and
- Reduce opioid-related overdose deaths.
As of January 1, 2023, the California MAT Expansion Project has achieved the following:
- Provided MAT to 140,000 new patients
- Distributed 1,780,000 units of naloxone
- Received 114,000 reported overdose reversals
- Provided stimulant treatment to 20,000 new patients
- Created 650 additional treatment access points
To read more about the California MAT Expansion Project’s impact, please go to the California MAT Expansion Project webpage
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