Collaboration Improvement Project

Overview

Challenges around collaboration between state/local entities and American Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN) Tribal nations and Tribal/Urban Indian organizations are common nationwide and span many areas of work. Seeking to learn more about and address some of these challenges, the USC Keck School of Medicine will carry out a project to explore and address some of these challenges as they relate to substance use disorder/opioid use disorder in California.

This project includes two parts:

Part 1 is focused on conducting a needs assessment through key informant interviews with stakeholders to gather information on state, local, and Tribal partnership and collaboration within California.

In Part 2, the USC team will develop and implement a plan to address some of the challenges and needs identified in Part 1. This may include hosting meetings (e.g., collaborative meetings with state, local, and Tribal partners to further partnership, understanding, and connection) or providing training to state/local staff on topics such as unique Tribal considerations (e.g., sovereignty, funding mechanism, health system) and working effectively with Tribal nations and/or Tribal citizens.

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Evaluation of Two Tribal MAT Grants

Evaluation of Two Tribal MAT Grants

The USC team will also conduct a program evaluation to assess grantee efforts as well as successes and areas for improvement in both the NMAT and TUICDBP grants. Regarding grantee efforts, the USC team seeks to understand strengths, challenges, and key takeaways of grantee approaches to implementing community-defined best practices.

Substance Use Disorder Policy Advocacy Training Program

Substance Use Disorder Policy Advocacy Training Program

USC is delivering the Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Policy Advocacy Training Program to address the need for policy advocates focused on SUD issues in California’s American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) communities.

Data Collection and Analysis Technical Assistance for Tribal MAT Grantees

Data Collection and Analysis Technical Assistance for Tribal MAT Grantees

As part of the Tribal MAT project, DHCS is providing two grant opportunities to support Tribes and Tribal/Urban Indian organizations: the California Native Medications for Addiction Treatment Network for Healing and Recovery (NMAT) grant and the California Tribal and Urban Indian Community-Defined Best Practices (TUICDBP) grant.