The ACTS for OUD Initiative addresses the array of opioid use challenges in the MA Western region to strengthen the design and implementation of the components of a community partnership-driven continuum of treatment and recovery support. We will make services more accessible, scalable and more effective and will innovate methods to improve the replication and spread of evidence-based practices, particularly MAT delivered in an OBOT and Hub/Spoke model. ACTS services will be provided to 250 individuals suffering OUD per year. Specifically, CSO will support the ACTS participants in achieving and maintaining recovery from addiction and/or mental health disorders and improve their quality of life through connection with a broad range of services. The program will offer a comprehensive range of recovery support services in conjunction with housing and benefits, health care and behavioral health treatment.
Population to be served: The ACTS program will serve rural, low income, homeless or unstably housed, individuals and veterans with OUD and mental health disorders in CSO's 6 clinic locations and homeless shelter across 5 counties with a focus on creating capacity to reach out and serve residents of rural areas in the region.
Number of individuals to be served: The ACTS for OUD program will serve 250 participants in year 1 and an additional 250 in each of years 2 - 5, for a total of 1250 participants over the 5 year project duration.
Project goals are to: Goal 1: Improve access to opioid treatment; Goal 2: Increase and enhance patient screening, treatment options, care coordination and risk reduction for OUD; and Goal 3: Provide training and education on OUD, MAT, harm reduction and overdose prevention.