Evaluation of Two Tribal MAT Grants
In addition to the technical assistance role described in the Data Collection and Analysis Technical Assistance for Tribal MAT Grantees project, 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. Evaluating the grantees’ efforts will help gather data about best practices regarding grantee approaches, processes, and protocols. The USC team will also evaluate the NMAT and TUICDBP grants to understand what was successful and what could be improved about the grants themselves. Data will be collected on grant logistics and implementation (e.g., the application process, the length and structure of the grant, the amount of funding provided, support provided through the grant, clarity of grant requirements) to ensure future grants reach the highest levels of efficiency, success, and impact with as little burden as possible placed on the grantees.
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.
Collaboration Improvement Project
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.
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.