The Role of State Behavioral Health Agencies and State Financing in Expanding Access to Medication Assisted Treatment

August 14, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) – The combination of medications and behavioral therapy - is an effective opioid addiction treatment. Despite its effectiveness, evidence-based MAT for opioid use disorders (OUD) is unavailable to many patients in a context that meets their clinical needs.

In this webinar, participants will hear from experts from state behavioral health agencies on how they are financing and expanding access to medication assisted treatment across settings. Discussion topics will include collaborations with Medicaid programs, use of discretionary and block grants, and changes in administrative policies.

This webinar is one of many activities that RTI is undertaking to combat the opioid epidemic and improve addiction treatment. Learn more about fight against the opioid crisis.