In January 2018, SAMHSA awarded the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) and a coalition of 22 national healthcare organizations a two-year grant to provide assistance to U.S. States and Territories to help combat the opioid crisis.
The grant will support the efforts of the State Technical Assistance Team Education and Support (STATES) Consortium – an unprecedented effort of physicians, nurses, physician assistants, allied health professionals and public and behavioral health organizations – to provide training and technical assistance to enhance prevention, treatment (especially medications to treatment opioid use disorders like buprenorphine, naltrexone, and methadone), and recovery effort across the county.
The STATES Consortium is comprised of a core team of organizations charged with the strategic planning and oversight of the grant working in collaboration with AAAP.
Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network (ATTC) – led by the University of Missouri-Kansas City, is the primary collaborator with AAAP, responsible for disseminating substance use disorder training/technical assistance. The Central East ATTC has been energetic in it’s launch of the project.
STR-TA Consortium website.
STR-TA Consortium flyer.