Small-Care Neighborhood−Opioids Response


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About the Program

The Small-Care Neighborhood−Opioids Response ("SCN−Opioids") initiative aims to improve the quality and cost of care for Indiana Medicaid by helping two Indiana communities ― Lafayette and Fort Wayne ― to strategically collaborate to increase access to addiction treatment/recovery services as well as reduce opioids use disorder-related prescribing/overdosing.

Small-Care Neighborhoods are collaboratives comprised of stakeholders who provide medical and non-medical services that impact the opioids response services in a geographic area. Purdue Healthcare Advisors is working in conjunction with Purdue's School of Public Health and Purdue's School of Nursing to offer these "neighborhoods" expertise, technical assistance, training, and coaching. 

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The initiative will leverage electronic health record (EHR) systems technology, specialized registries, and coordination of care among providers to help these communities increase the number of opioids-use disorder patients screened, better utilize PDMP technology, and improve the transition of patients to addition/mental health treatment. Specific goals include:

  • Integrating the INSPECT database with these practices 
  • Helping practices understand how to spot patients who may be addicted to opioids
  • Helping practices manage the referral of these patients to the next provider of care
  • Gaining a better understanding of upstream/downstream patient-flow issues

Andrew Cabamalan

Andrew Cabamalan

Andrew accepted an award  from the United Way-sponsored Tippecanoe Celebration of Recovery Rally for his public health work with the county's Opioid Task Force. More than 300 people attended the rally in Lafayette, Ind., which kicked off Overdose Awareness Month in September 2019.

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The Small-Care Neighborhood−Opioids Response initiative is funded by the Indiana Family & Social Services Administration through a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 90/10 matching grant for which Purdue University matches ten percent. Awarded in November of 2018, the effort is funded for two years with the potential for a third-year extension.


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