The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Statewide Conference is an opportunity to network and learn about the important issues and trends affecting SUD prevention, treatment, and recovery. Conference proposals are accepted through March 22, 2019, on the Continuum of Care; SUD Services in Diverse Settings; Emerging Epidemics; Prevention; Special Populations; and Quality Improvement.
The Conference aims to achieve the following goals:
- Support Coordination and Integration for SUD Services. Discuss the evolving SUD environment inclusive of SUD services in diverse settings, continuum of care, the opioid epidemic, cultural humility, and prevention in the expansion of adult and youth services.
- Explore the Opportunities of SUD Services. Provide resources regarding effective implementation of new and expanded services and the development of effective systems for coordination of care for youths and adults in prevention, treatment, and recovery services. Ensuring clinicians have resources and support to engage in self-care to cope with stressors resulting from treating and implementing services for clinically complex patients.
- Focus on What Works to Effect Change. Highlight promising practices, technologies, proven approaches and successes for instituting systemic, programmatic, policy, and individual change in order to improve services.
- Provide Training Opportunities. Share knowledge that allows the field to develop new skills around evidenced based practices, DHCS requirements and programmatic functions and required training elements for providers.