Clock iconOctober 18, 2021

The MAT Champions (MATch) Mentorship Program Launched in June

In June of this year, CommonSpirit Health Physician Enterprise and Population Health launched a peer-to-peer provider mentorship program for clinicians caring for patients with opioid use disorder. The MAT Champions (MATch) mentorship program aims to provide clinicians with the support and education they need to be confident in providing evidence-based medications for addiction treatment (MAT), or buprenorphine. The inaugural program brings a cohort of six MAT champions (mentors) together with six providers new to addiction care (mentees) for a half-year of supported curriculum, group education sessions and peer-to-peer mentorship. Didactic topics include, among others, the basics of opioid use disorder diagnosis, the value of an interdisciplinary care team and an introduction to harm reduction. We are excited by the diversity and breadth of clinician involvement, with twelve CommonSprit clinicians, both physicians and advanced practice providers (APPs), from five different states across our enterprise, representing inpatient specialists to outpatient primary care providers. This cohort will come to an end in November, at which point the program will be reviewed and adjusted to better serve clinician interests and needs before launching another cohort in early 2022.

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