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DHCS, CADTP and Remote Client Services (Telehealth)

March brought the Country to a grinding halt as the COVID-19 pandemic began it’s spread throughout our communities. Stay at Home orders forced us to adjust quickly to change the dynamics of our business and everyday life. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, DHCS released guidance for healthcare workers in a variety of documents and confirmed that DUI Treatment Programs are considered essential. CADTP developed a response, based on DHCS guidance, and offered a framework for DUI Programs to temporarily provide Remote Client Services (Telehealth) during the pandemic.

CADTP held webinars were held on March 25 & 26 to share the information live. Nearly 500 people attended the webinars, confirming a broad interest in exploring telehealth as an option for DUI Programs during the pandemic.

DUI MAT Integration/Outreach Project

As all attention turned to managing the fast-moving requirements of the outbreak, DUI MAT Partners moved to modify their operations to meet the needs of staff, clients, and community. All are continuing to offer DUI MAT services to active clients and continue to promote the program to DUI clients. Additionally, they are keeping in close contact with treatment programs in the community to assist clients in accessing services during the crisis. 

The DUI MAT project will continue this month with a Best Practices Steering Committee meeting scheduled on April 1, 2020, and a DUI MAT Partners’ Webinar on April 8, 2020. We will continue collecting data and delivering reports and services as defined by the project deliverables throughout the pandemic.

Resources

The CADTP Counselors’ Website has put together an excellent compilation of resources, including all recently issued guidance from DHCS. To view DHCS and CADTP resources and links, go here: