Biweekly Briefing Articles

5 Things To Know: CalAIM Provider Forums

CALAIM PROVIDER FORUM MEETINGS TO BE HOSTED IN MAY: California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) provider forums are designed to give current and prospective providers of enhanced care management and community support services the opportunity to share experiences, ask questions, and learn from one another. Upcoming forums will be hosted for Imperial County on May 2 at 1 p.m. (PT) and San Diego County on May 9 at 11 a.m. (PT). 

Since DHCS created the program in 2018, it has distributed more than 3.9 million naloxone kits, which have been used to reverse nearly 250,000 overdoses. The NDP is part of DHCS’ broader efforts to increase access to medications for opioid use disorder, reduce unmet treatment needs, and reduce opioid-related overdose deaths. With the addition of test strips, DHCS hopes to further reduce opioid-related overdose deaths through early detection of fentanyl.