CHCF Launches California County MAT Data Cards to Address the Opioid Epidemic

This week, the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) launched a new resource to help county health executives and other local leaders in planning to meet the demand for medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and services for opioid-use disorders (OUD). CHCF worked in collaboration with the Urban Institute to create snapshots of each California county that show the prevalence of OUD and available treatment resources.

Assuming 20 percent of people with OUD seek treatment at any one time, researchers estimate the “treatment gap” in each county and suggest various strategies to meet the demand for services. The CHCF/Urban Institute data cards for each county are available for download here.

An informational webinar to provide an overview and guidance on use of the data card resource will be held on Thursday, March 15 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Additional information and webinar registration are available here.