TCHC Receives Grant from The Center at Sierra Health Foundation

Fremont, CA – Tri-City Health Center is pleased to receive a $325,000 grant as part of the MAT Access Points cohort through The Center at Sierra Health Foundation.

TCHC is one of 120 organizations that received funding through the Medication Assisted Treatment Access Points Project. This funding ensures the delivery of MAT facilitates positive treatment outcomes, safe management of care transitions and long-term recovery for people with opioid and other substance use disorders.

As a MAT Access Point Project partner, TCHC’s MAT program is dedicated to supporting patients through their recovery from opiate addiction. TCHC’s integrated and patient-centered approach includes services that support patients through recovery. Other MAT Access Point Project partners include: hospitals, emergency departments, narcotic treatment programs/medication units, jails, residential centers, tribal health center, DUI providers, community and county mental health centers.

“Expanding MAT access points is a critical step forward in California’s effort to address the opioid epidemic taking place across our great state,” said Chet P. Hewitt, president and CEO of The Center at Sierra Health Foundation, which manages the MAT Access Points Project. “A critical component of our effort is building the capacity of partners who have the commitment and relationships required to reach people and families in communities that are disproportionately experiencing poor access to MAT substance use disorder treatment and high opioid-related mortality rates.”

MAT Access Points Project is funded through the Department of Health Care Services California MAT Expansion Project and administered by The Center at Sierra Health Foundation.

“We are proud to commit to transformative change in the lives of people across the state,” said Marlies Perez, division chief at Department of Health Care Services. “More than 2,000 people die from opioid-related deaths in California each year. Like many states, we are grappling with the best ways to change the statistics and MAT coupled with therapy is a proven effective strategy for decreasing opioid use and deaths

Contact Alexis Crase, Public Relations Specialist acrase@tri-cityhealth.org
Phone 510.252.6887 www.tri-cityhealth.org

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