Department of Health and Human Services: Provider’s Clinical Support System – Universities
The Provider’s Clinical Support System – Universities (PCSS-Universities) program aims to expand/enhance access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) services for persons with an opioid use disorder (OUD) seeking or receiving MAT through ensuring the education and training of students in the medical, physician assistant and nurse practitioner fields. This program’s focus is to ensure students fulfill the training requirements needed to obtain a Drug Addiction Treatment Act (DATA) waiver to prescribe MAT in office-based settings. The desired outcomes include: 1) an increase in the number of individuals completing the training requirements for the DATA waiver, 2) an increase the number of individuals with a DATA waiver, and 3) an ultimate increase in those prescribing.
Amount: A total of $3,600,000 is available to make up to 24 awards that range up to $150,000 per year for a project period of up to three years.
Eligibility: Medical schools, physician assistant schools, and schools of nursing (programs for nurse practitioners will be focus).
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