Tribal MAT Project Grantees
American Indian Health and Services
Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties
To do the following: 1) Facilitate cultural/traditional programs that promote cultural values and holistic wellness. 2) Plan and implement social and cultural activities that foster safety and engagement as well as wisdom and connection. 3) Facilitate intergenerational learning opportunities that support development of coping skills and leadership. 4) Develop a Cultural Integration Team to strengthen feedback process and inform programming. The organization plans to begin opioid coalition engagement by engaging in the California Indian Opioid Safety Coalition.
Bakersfield American Indian Health Project
To assess current recovery ecosystem in Kern County, specifically as it relates to medication-assisted treatment for American Indians and Alaska Natives; identify potential partnerships with MAT Programs, clinics, hospitals and local x-waivered physicians who prescribe buprenorphine that would be interested in developing MOUs with BAIHP; create a MAT Workflow that illustrates access points to MAT treatments in conjunction with culturally component services; provide on-site training and coaching calls to BAIHP staff to ensure adequate support and sustainability of TMAT; assist with the development of culturally relevant education and promotional items that promote pathways to healing and addiction services; create naloxone distribution plan that includes culturally specific design and that ensures the saturation of naloxone throughout the community; create and design TMAT Campaign/Native Harm Reduction services for BAIHP, and assist with the mid and final report for the TMAT.
Fresno American Indian Health Project (FAIHP)
To increase access to MAT for OUD and SUD through community and culturally specific prevention, treatment and overdose reversal; expand the medication safety practices, community outreach and education activities; and create stronger connections at the state and regional level as staff regularly engages with local opioid safety coalition (CIOSC) and harm reduction workgroup (CAIHR).
Native American Health Center
Alameda and San Francisco Counties
To strengthen its ability to reduce and prevent substance use disorders, as well as expand engagement in opioid coalition engagement by 1) engaging in the California Indian Opioid Safety Coalition; 2) hosting and participating in naloxone (Narcan) training; and 3) increasing access to non-opioid pain management.
Native Directions, Inc.
San Joaquin County
To implement three strategies to reduce or prevent substance use disorder within the Native community: 1) attend and participate in the California Indian Opioid Safety Coalition, scheduled quarterly; 2) attend and participate in the California Indian Harm Reduction Workgroup meetings as scheduled; and 3) expand substance use disorder programming, targeting Native women in and around San Joaquin County.
Sacramento Native American Health Center
To continue to increase public and provider awareness and education about culturally appropriate supports; reduce national drug overdoses by American Indians and Alaska Natives, and contribute to Tribal and Urban Indian efforts to address substance use prevention, treatment, aftercare from community driven context.