About the Project
CCUIH’s Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Project is funded through the CA Department of Health Care Services MAT Expansion and Tribal MAT Projects. The project is designed to meet the specific prevention, treatment, and recovery needs of California’s Urban Indian communities.
Recognizing the diversity of Urban Indian communities throughout California, CCUIH has partnered with our members to ensure the specific needs of their community are addressed.
The focus of the project is to reduce deaths due to OUD in California’s Urban Indian communities through education, stigma reduction, MAT and naloxone access expansion, and increased access to culturally relevant recovery services. Each of the Urban Indian Health Programs have created their own community and culturally specific opioid response program to prevent opioid use disorder (OUD), treat those affected, and assist the community in healing and recovery.
OUD MAT Prevention
Opioid Use Disorder & Medication Assisted Treatment
Naloxone Training Materials
We are working to increase access to naloxone nasal spray and empowering individuals to save lives. Through the Tribal MAT Project, CCUIH offers free opioid overdose response and naloxone administration trainings to groups and organizations that support California’s Urban Indian population. We will provide onsite training to staff, patients, and community members. CCUIH has also made available the training documents we use in our training courses.
Request Naloxone Training
CCUIH is offering naloxone training to Urban Indian community groups and organizations. Be prepared to save lives with our Opioid Overdose Recognition, Response, and NARCAN Administration Training.
Tribal MAT Project Resources
CCUIH’s MAT Project is supporting the development of various materials and a culturally specific campaign to address the opioid epidemic in Indian Country. Free downloads of these resources are available below.
California Indian Opioid Safety Coalition
The California Indian Opioid Safety Coalition (CIOSC, “”kiosk””) is a statewide workgroup created in partnership between CCUIH and California’s Urban Indian Health Programs, the California Rural Indian Health Board and California’s Tribal Health Programs as well as other Tribal MAT Grantees to address the opioid crisis in Indian Country.
We know that the opioid epidemic has greatly affected both our Urban Indian and tribal communities. Additionally, we recognize that Indian Peoples are not stationary and many people move between these two environments. To fully address the problem, services must be available to our people through both tribal and urban programs. These services should have a unified voice and message.
This coalition was created with the goal of reducing incidence of OUD, expanding access to MAT services, and increasing access to naloxone. Achieving these goals will require a multi-disciplinary approach with organizations from different sectors who serve CA’s Indian population coming together to support each other and the community.
The meetings will be held quarterly via web conferencing. email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Tribal MAT Project Partners
California Rural Indian Health Board – Offering support and facilitation to Tribal Programs participating in the TMAT Project and a partner in the California Indian Opioid Safety Coalition.
Telewell Indian Health – Offering telehealth MAT services as well as offering training and technical assistance to TMAT programs.
University of Southern California – Performing the Opioid Needs Assessment Project as well as project evaluation.
University of California, Los Angeles – Organizing and Facilitating the Tribal MAT ECHO Series.
Two Feathers – Creating a Native-focused suicide prevention curriculum and materials.
Sacramento Harm Reduction Services – Provided education and support to CCUIH staff in the development of the project. Also provided materials for cultural adaptation.