Facing a lack of community resources to address a growing overdose crisis, northern Los Angeles residents turn to Antelope Valley Hospital for support.
Alarmed by the escalating number of drug overdoses and deaths, Dr. Mukau knew he had to change the hospital’s culture and traditional approach to patients, so he applied for a CA Bridge grant.
Our country's drug policies are critical social determinants of health. If we want to improve the health of our patients, we need to do more than provide treatment, we need to speak up for drug policies that promote public health.
The Behavioral Health Pilot Project (BHPP) is based on the successful CA Bridge model that combines Medication for Addiction Treatment (MAT) in hospital emergency departments with support from a substance use counselor to help people get into ongoing substance use treatment.