Project Name: Eastern Aleutian Tribes Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
Population(s) to be served: Adults with opioid use disorders (OUD) living in EAT’s service area
Project Summary: Eastern Aleutian Tribes will decrease illicit opioid drug use and prescription opioid misuse by expanding the capacity of EAT and its partners to provide MAT for OUDs
(1) Provide MAT for the maintenance and treatment of OUDs in combination with comprehensive OUD psychosocial services;
(2) Develop and implement an outreach and engagement plan in all eight EAT communities;
(3) Develop and implement a plan to mitigate the risk of diversion and ensure the appropriate use/dose of medications by patients.
Goals and Measurable Objectives:
Goal 1. Increase access to OUD treatment by expanding the treatment capacity of EAT and its partners to include MAT. Objective 1.1. By end of Month 3, EAT will have hired and trained one Project Director/prescriber to offer MAT. Objective 1.2. By end of Month 3, EAT will have hired and trained one Grant Evaluator. Objective 1.3. By end of Month 4, the Project Director and other key EAT staff will develop a complete set of policies and procedures related to MAT, to include a plan for mitigating the risk of diversion and use of the PDMP. Objective 1.4. By end of Month 4, the Project Director and 100% of EAT’s community based full-time prescribing providers will have received a DATA waiver. Objective 1.5. By end of Month 4, EAT will offer MAT in 100% of the 8 communities it serves. Objective 1.6. By end of Year 1, all relevant clinic-based staff will be trained by the Project Director in regulations and proper procedures for providing MAT.
Goal 2. Decrease illicit opioid drug use and prescription opioid misuse in EAT’s service area by expanding the capacity of EAT and its partners to provide treatment for OUDs. Objective 2.1. By end of Month 4, 100% of individuals seeking behavioral health services will receive screening for co-occurring substance use and mental disorders. Objective 2.2. By end of Year 2, develop a plan for recovery support services, including peer support counselors. Objective 2.3. By end of Year 3, 100% of individuals seeking MAT will have the option of connecting with a peer support counselor/group.
Goal 3. Increase local, regional and statewide partnerships to provide robust treatment and recovery support services in the EAT service area. Objective 3.1. By the end of Month 4, EAT will have a formalized linkage with a pharmacy regarding the supply of MAT medications. Objective 3.2. By the end of Year 1, EAT will implement outreach and engagement strategies in 100% of EAT communities to increase participation in and access to MAT. Objective 3.3. By the end of Year 2, EAT will have identified a strategy for engagement and connection with the State of Alaska Office of Substance Misuse and Abuse Prevention and the Division of Behavioral Health.
Number of people to be served annually: 3-8 Throughout lifetime of project: 9-24