The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma wishes to implement, and maintain a trauma-informed opioid and methamphetamine treatment, prevention, and recovery support system to enhance OUD-MOUD and methamphetamine services to rural non-reservation (McGirt) American Indians (AI) who reside within the area of northeastern Oklahoma served by the tribe. Further, according to the US Census, there are 42,266 American Indians (AI only) in our service area (UKB and other tribes). The populations of focus shall be area adolescents and adults with or at risk for an opioid, methamphetamine abuse.
Goal 1: To expand Opioid Use Disorder treatment, prevention, and recovery support services for American Indians who reside within the UKB service area.
• Objective 1.1: Organize the project. Recruit, hire, train 80% of personnel and begin operations in within four months.
• Objective 1.2: Develop and conduct provider and staff training, including MAT, to improve service delivery for 75% of staff within one year.
• Objective 1.3: Begin project-wide evaluation and performance assessment in 100% of service locations within four months.
• Objective 1.4: Collection and report 100% GPRA data within year one.
Goal 2: To provide appropriate OUD treatment, prevention, and recovery support to reduce the prevalence of opioid abuse and its impact upon the area AI population.
• Objective 2.1: Utilize the evidence-based SBIRT, MI, and MET/CBT to treat 100% of screened OUD patients during year one and ongoing.
• Objective 2.2: By the end of year one, develop a Needs Assessment with specific OUD data and define and implement methods to improve client recovery, housing, employment, criminal justice involvement, access to care, retention in services, and social connectedness for 100% of clients.
• Objective 2.3: Endeavor to infuse the language, culture, and spirit of recovery into the project and organization by the end of year one.
• Objective 2.4: Increase community linkages and establish two meaningful community collaborations during each project year.
The project will serve 60 American Indians.