The Providers Clinical Support System-Medications for Opioid Use Disorders (PCSS-MOUD) is a program funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and created in response to the opioid overdose epidemic. PCSS-MOUD’s goal is to provide evidence-based practices to improve healthcare and outcomes in the prevention of those at risk and treatment for individuals with an opioid use disorder (OUD). PCSS-MOUD is led by the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) in collaboration with an extensive coalition of national professional and healthcare organizations. PCSS-MOUD provides multidisciplinary training, guidance, mentorship, and implementation support at no cost to healthcare and behavioral health professionals to identify and treat their patients using U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved (FDA) medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD). The overarching goal of PCSS-MOUD is to increase healthcare professionals’ knowledge, skills, and confidence in providing evidence-based practices in the prevention, treatment, recovery, and harm reduction of OUD.

PCSS-MOUD maintains and expands a comprehensive repository of training materials and educational resources to support evidence-based treatment of opioid use disorder. This repository includes an 8-hour MOUD course that meets the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) training requirement for prescribers to obtain or renew their DEA License Registration. In addition, PCSS-MOUD provides tailored education, training, mentorship consultation, and implementation support to multidisciplinary primary and specialty healthcare providers on team-based MOUD and general approaches for OUD screening, treatment, recovery, and harm reduction. PCSS-MOUD expands education and training beyond the prescriber to include multidisciplinary teams, healthcare providers, and clinical health professionals to increase their awareness and how to overcome stigma, racism, and discrimination as they play a role as social drivers of health disparities and barriers to treatment.

Target audience: PCSS-MOUD serves multidisciplinary clinicians, including Physicians (MD/DO), Physician Assistants (PAs), Nurse Practitioners (NPs), Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNSs), Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs), Certified Nurse-Midwifes (CNMs), nurses (LPN and RN), licensed counselors, social workers, dentists, pharmacists, health services administration staff, and the healthcare team.

2018 Steering Committee Meeting

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