What's New

MAT Library in Oklahoma Website

The OklahomaMAT website now presents a MAT Library of resources. The library includes various resources and tools on opioid use disorders that are useful for providers and patients. Content areas include:

  • American Indians and Opioids
  • Articles and Briefs
  • Billing and Payment
  • MAT Tools and Guides
  • Opioids and Rural America
  • Pain Management
  • Partner Pharmacies
  • Patient Education
  • Pregnancy and Parent Women
  • Provider and Patient Stories

The library will be updated continually, so check back often!

Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine ECHO Series

The FAME ECHO series is almost done! Only three sessions are left until the end. Please join us for the last three sessions of this FAME series hosted by the ASAM and the Univ. of New Mexico. These sessions are free to OklahomaMAT participants. Register Now!

Time: 10 AM – 12 PM (CT)

Date: Every Tuesday

Upcoming FAME Topics:

  • April 2, 2019 - Drug Use in Pregnancy
  • April 9, 2019 - Tobacco Use Disorder
  • April 16, 2019 - Alcohol Withdrawal and Medical Complications


Welcome to the Oklahoma Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Expansion Project. This project aims to expand access to MAT for persons with opioid use disorder (OUD) by training and supporting rural primary care practices in Oklahoma. Medication-Assisted Treatment is an evidence-based strategy for treating persons with OUD. MAT combines the use of medications with counseling and behavior therapies to provide a whole-patient approach to treatment.

About Oklahoma Rural MAT Expansion

The Problem

Prescription drug overdoses kill nearly two Oklahomans per day. In many rural Oklahoma counties, opioids account for more than half of drug overdose deaths. Oklahoma lacks access to treatment for OUD, particularly in rural areas where there are few primary care providers trained to identify and treat people who are opioid dependent. Many Oklahoma providers are concerned about the devastating effect on their patients and communities. However, many providers also feel overwhelmed at the prospect of offering treatment for OUD in their own practice.

Click here for more information about opioid addiction in Oklahoma.

What We Offer

We offer practical, hands-on assistance to you and your office team through training, case-based consultations with addiction specialists, and mentoring from experienced medication-assisted treatment providers. Primary care physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants can receive certification and appropriate waivers to treat and manage opioid dependent patients in the office setting. Practices will receive a stipend to facilitate data collection for a planned evaluation of the project.

Find out if your practice is eligible to participate.

Who is offering this program?

The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is leading this project in partnership with the state of Oklahoma, the ECHO Institute at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, and the American Society of Addiction Medicine. This project is supported by grant R18HS025067 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Click here to learn more about partners.

Contact Us

Join Today! To complete our brief eligibility screening form, please visit

Want to learn more about the project? If you'd like to listen to a recording of our informational webinar, entitled "Medication-Assisted Treatment in Rural Oklahoma," please follow this link.Sign up for an informational webinar with the project team and our consulting physicians.

If you have any questions, please contact the AIR team at:
or, Phone: 866-236-4285

This project is supported by grant number R18HS025067 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The content of this website is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.