Mountain Plains Addiction Technology Transfer Center (MPATTC), serves Region 8 which includes the states of Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. The mission of MPATTC is to accelerate the adoption and implementation of evidence-based practices in a recovery-oriented system of care. The overall focus is to expand access to addiction and behavioral health training and technical assistance resources that advance awareness, knowledge, and skills of the treatment providers in the region. This includes unifying science, education, and services by increasing access to state-of-the-art resources, innovative web-based tools, and proven workforce development activities. MPATTC provides access to learning, expands knowledge of clinician practice, and advances provider proficiencies which, in turn, improves client/patient outcomes.
MPATTC fosters a regional alliance through adoption of a collaborative relationship between the University of North Dakota, College of Nursing and Professional Development, and the University of Nevada-Reno, Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies. This provides service providers in the region with a broad range of professionals with expertise in behavioral health and addictions. This includes extensive experience working with frontier/rural and tribal populations, knowledge of region-specific health disparities and culture, and expertise in developing and implementing innovative technical assistance that reflect the Region’s needs, including telehealth technologies to extend the focus of a recovery-oriented system of care.
The Advisory Board members are regional experts who will guide the Mountain Plains ATTC training and technical assistance efforts. The board members’ knowledge/experience as providers, community members, and leaders in the behavioral health field will assist the Mountain Plains Staff to more effectively address workforce needs, especially in frontier/rural areas in the six state region.
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