Two free Medication Assistance Treatment (MAT) training events for providers
The Department of Health and Environment is teaming up with Johnson County Mental Health and other community partners to offer healthcare providers free training on Medication Assistance Treatment (MAT).
Providers interested in obtaining a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine to treat opioid addiction, can attend a free training on Aug. 23 from 12-5 p.m. at the Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, Kansas.
Participants will receive 4 interprofessional continuing education units (CME, CNE, Pharmacy) and lunch. This training offers a portion of the 8 required hours for physicians and the 24 required hours for nurse practitioners and physician assistants that is needed to obtain the waiver.
Dr. Daniel Warren is the presenter and medical director at the Wichita Treatment Center and also prescribes buprenorphine for opioid use disorder. He is currently working at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita to develop a community response to substance use, primarily by developing skills and training in the primary care workforce.
A free workshop about the benefits of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), including examples of successful area programs, is open to professionals (correction officers, behavioral health case managers and clinicians, public health personnel, court personnel, DA's office) on Aug. 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m at the Sunset Drive Office Building, Room 1070-1075, 11811 S. Sunset Drive, Olathe, Kansas.