The Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR) has received a State Targeted Response (STR) to the Opioid Crisis Grant from the Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The total grant award is for $11.79 million for the time period of May 1, 2017 to April 30, 2018. The grant will support prevention, treatment and recovery support projects, including data management. DBHR is soliciting letters of interest from entities interested in participating.
Treatment Project #1 is titled “Hub and Spoke” and is intended to expand access to Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) and develop close working relationships between MAT prescribers and opiate use disorder treatment providers, as well as other allied community partners.
DBHR is soliciting letters of interest from entities interested in sponsoring and/or serving as a hub and developing a complete hub and spoke network. They are expecting to support six hub and spoke projects throughout the state with an operational date of August 31.
If you or an entity you are aware of is interested in serving in this capacity, please read this announcement to learn more about the project expectations. If you have questions, there is a conference call scheduled from 10-11 a.m. May 19, or you can contact Tom Fuchs at 360-725-2290 or Tom.Fuchs@dshs.wa.gov. (Janine Reisinger)