RELEVANCE: Medication assisted treatment (MAT) is an essential part of evidence-based rapid response treatment and is highly effective in acute care settings. The California Bridge Program develops hospitals and emergency rooms as primary access points for addiction treatment. This intensive program provides training and technical assistance to acute care providers to encourage patients to enter and remain in treatment.

DESCRIPTION: UCLA CBAM is working in collaboration Public Health International (PHI) on a research study related to the Bridge Program that will (1) expand the assessment battery currently being used by PHI to make it comparable to other datasets currently being compiled in the setting of providing medication assisted therapy (MAT) in emergency care settings and (2) build a cohort of participants willing to be contacted for future research opportunities to test prospective hypotheses about long-term health outcomes when providing MAT in emergency health settings.

STATUS: This study is currently active.