Medication Assisted Treatment
The best part about Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is that decades of research has shown it works.
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) implementation can be one of the most rewarding and galvanizing programs a health center will implement. NSI Strategies can help your organization overcome these barriers and support your team to provide the urgent care that your community needs. Substance use disorders have been historically treated outside the healthcare continuum, contributing to the statistics that only 10% to 20% of the people who need care receive it. There are no other chronic health conditions more stigmatized than substance use disorders.
Integrated Approaches to Screen, Treat and Manage Substance use Disorders
We teach health centers how to treat addiction as a chronic health condition and a neurobiological disease. Through this, we help clients leverage the strength of the integrated care team to provide evidenced-based care.
Policy and Procedures
Developing the policies and procedures for an effective MAT program is critical. NSI Strategies can:
Develop MAT procedures to support the screening, induction, and maintenance phases of treatment
Develop clinical pathways and workflows to support MAT
Develop guidelines and directions on “How we do MAT”
How do we help you implement MAT?
Opioid Disorder Program Implementation
Integrated healthcare environments are the ideal setting to take on the challenge of implementing a MAT program to address the opioid epidemic in your community. MAT implementation can be challenging when providers lack education and training in screening, addressing and treating substance use disorders.
Clinical Training to Build
Provider Confidence and Capacity
Effective change requires vision and training. We will train behavioral health providers to assess, treat and develop integrated care plans to support primary care prescribers, thereby building the confidence of the care team to effectively use medications to treat substance use disorders.