This webinar will focus on the pivotal role clinical coordinators play in linking and retaining clients in Medication-Assisted Therapy (MAT), specifically buprenorphine. Clinical coordinators from the HRSA-funded Dissemination of Evidence-Informed Initiative (DEII) will discuss their work in conjunction with medical teams to provide individualized patient care plans for high-acuity patients with opioid use disorder.
Presenters will discuss:
- The DEII initiative
- The role of the clinical coordinator within the DEII initiative
- Lessons learned from DEII that could be applied within the RWHAP community and
- Lessons learned from the initiative that could be broadly applied to MAT providers, waivered physicians, social workers, addition counselors, and those that are looking to start a MAT program in their clinic setting.
- Presenters will also discus the role of clinical coordinators in providing patient-centered support throughout initiation, maintenance, and stabilization of MAT, including linking clients to critical ancillary services such as benefits, housing, and transportation services.
DEII replicates a successful, evidence-informed buprenorphine model first piloted by an initiative of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program’s (RWHAP) Part F Special Projects of National Significance. DEII initiative uses an implementation science approach to study implementation with the ultimate goal of producing Care and Treatment Intervention (CATI) manuals to facilitate rapid uptake and replication across RWHAP communities.