This week, Armand talks over the phone Marlies Perez Project Director for the California Medication Assisted Treatment Expansion Project. The mission of the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is to provide Californians with access to affordable, integrated, high-quality health care, including medical, dental, mental health, substance use treatment services and long-term care. Their vision is to preserve and improve the overall health and well-being of all Californians.
The California Medication Assisted Treatment Expansion Project is investing in opioid prevention, treatment, and recovery services statewide. DHCS has a media campaign, Choose Change California, to help people seek and receive treatment for opioid misuse.
For more information about this program, click here.