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Delaware State Opioid Response (SOR) Initiative Information for Providers


DSAMH has formed the Opioid Response Team to provide strategic leadership and oversite to all opioid-related programs and activities throughout the Division, with a focus on the planning for and implementation of the State Opioid Response.

 

The team is comprised of subject matter experts from each bureau who will also serve as the main point of contact for all SOR associated contractors, awardees and collaborators as noted below.

 

Goals

  • Decrease opioid overdoses statewide through development and expansion of programs and resources focused on low threshold access to treatment and targeted referral systems.
  • Improve understanding of and engagement and retention in OUD/STUD treatment for those currently accessing the system by enhancing and expanding current prevention, treatment, and recovery services for patients, families, and communities.
  • Identify and engage high risk populations in treatment through universal screening and direct, efficient referral of OUD/STUD patients and others affected by the illness to existing treatment and recovery services.

Tiers

  • Tier 1: up to $49,000 and an application process required (estimated release late March 2021)
    •  Universal client screening
    • Required reporting of screening efforts and results
    • Required participation in quality improvement Learning Collaborative and customized technical assistance plan
    • Participation in compliance monitoring as required by ORT
  • Tier 2: up to $100,000 and RFP process required (estimated Summer 2021)
    • Active engagement and re-engagement of clients into treatment and recovery services to promote treatment retention, overdose prevention, and long-term recovery
    • Required participation in quality improvement Learning Collaborative and customized technical assistance plan
    • Engagement with naloxone education, prescribing, and distribution
    • Referral of uninsured or underinsured clients to Medicaid3
  • Tier 3: up to $500,000 and RFP process required (estimated Fall 2021)
    • Strengthen new and expanded approaches to engage and retain individuals into evidence-based substance use disorder services
    • Required participation in quality improvement Learning Collaborative and customized technical assistance plan
    • Technical assistance as needed

  

Opioid Response Team Members

Office of the Medical Director:  Sherry Nykiel, MD; Danielle Gumbs; Mary Wise 

Office of the Deputy Director: Pam Murray 

Office of the Chief of Staff:  Joe Aronson 

Delaware Psychiatric Center: Jodie Puzio-Bungard 

Community Behavioral Health: Rick Urey, Alicia Emmanuel, Michelle Singletary-Twyman 

Health Integration and Social Determinants: Alexia Wolf, Susan Holloway 

Policy, Compliance and Workforce Development: Brent Waninger, Marco Brown 

Research Evaluation and Population Health: Vivek Maharaj, Chantel Mason, Sean Miller 

 

Tier I Application

Technical Assistance Request 

Frequently Asked Questions

Monthly Submission of Quality Measures

 



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