The focus of the STR-TA Consortium is working with communities to address the opioid crisis.
This project is funded by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) with a goal of providing the resources and technical assistance to communities, agencies, and programs to address the opioid crisis at the grassroots level. In February 2018 SAMHSA awarded the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) and a coalition of 22 national healthcare organizations a two-year grant to provide technical assistance to U.S. states and territories to address the opioid crisis.
The project’s approach is to build on existing efforts, enhance, refine and fill-in gaps when needed while avoiding duplication and not “re-creating the wheel”. Its overall mission is to provide training and technical assistance via local experts to enhance prevention, treatment (especially medication-assisted treatment like buprenorphine, naltrexone, and methadone), and recovery efforts across the country addressing state and local -specific needs.
To request technical assistance to support evidence-based practices in prevention, treatment, and recovery of opioid use disorders in your community, submit a request to www.getSTR-TA.org.
Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 1H79TI080816-01 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.