Partners

The Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Expansion Project is funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and led by The American Institutes for Research (AIR). AIR is a non-profit research firm based in Washington, DC, providing a wide range of health services research, healthcare and behavioral healthcare quality and delivery systems improvement, and technical assistance to government, foundation, and industry clients.



Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS) (https://ok.gov/odmhsas/)
The Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services promotes healthy communities and provides the highest quality care to enhance the well-being of all Oklahomans. Services available promote productive lifestyles and set the national standard for prevention, treatment, and recovery for those affected by mental illnesses, substance abuse disorders, and domestic and sexual violence.



ASAM (http://www.asam.org/)
The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) represents more than 4,200 physicians, clinicians and associated professionals in the field of addiction medicine. It is dedicated to increasing access to care, improving the quality of addiction treatment; educating physicians, other medical professionals and the public; supporting research and prevention; and promoting the appropriate role of physicians in the care of patients with addiction.  ASAM has a proven record of advancing addiction medicine to achieve increasingly better outcomes for individuals and families struggling with addiction. 



ECHO Institute (http://echo.unm.edu/)
The Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO®) Institute at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center provides a low-cost, high-impact intervention, linking expert inter-disciplinary specialist teams with multiple primary care clinicians simultaneously through teleECHO™ clinics, where experts mentor and share their expertise via case-based learning, enabling primary care clinicians to treat patients with complex conditions in their own communities.  The ECHO model™ is not ‘traditional telemedicine’ where the specialist assumes care of the patient, but instead where the clinician retains responsibility for managing the patient.