Medication Assisted Treatment - Iowa

This project’s purpose is to broaden treatment infrastructure for evidence-based medication assisted treatment (MAT) services in Iowa. In August 2015, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) received a 3-year grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) under the Targeted Capacity Expansion: Medication Assisted Treatment - Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction program. In December 2015, IDPH contracted with 4 treatment providers in the Iowa’s highest need counties:

  • Area Substance Abuse Council, Linn County (East-Central Iowa)
  • Jackson Recovery Centers, Woodbury County (Northwest Iowa)
  • Mercy Turning Point Treatment Center, Dubuque County (Northeast Iowa)
  • United Community Services, Inc., Polk County (Central Iowa)

The MAT Iowa project attempts to obtain the following goals:

  • Coordinate expansion and enhancement of MAT services
  • Increase the number of individuals receiving MAT services
  • Decrease illicit drug use and improve client outcomes
Treatment Projects
This project has finished.