For IT MATTTRS 2 Practices

The High Plains Research Network (HPRN) and the Colorado Research Network (CaReNet) worked with the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), local community practice coaches, and research liaisons to create a curriculum to train the entire practice team staff on how to provide a comprehensive MAT program for patients with OUD.
The Practice Team Training will help you to identify and assess patients who are appropriate for MAT, apply knowledge of buprenorphine to manage patients with OUD, discuss psychiatric diagnoses and co-morbidities associated with OUD, and help you to build a clinical team that has knowledge, skills, and resources to treat OUD.

For practices that have a MAT certified prescriber, the practice team training will equip all staff members with the expertise and tools to support a successful MAT program within a clinic.


The IT MATTTRs Practice Team Training curriculum contains five 1-hour modules:

Module 1: Opioids, Receptors, Colorado, and You – Epidemiology, science and pharmacology of opioids, addiction, and medication assisted treatment

Module 2: The Patient - Identifying, preparing, treating, and managing the patient

Module 3: The Practice - Preparing the practice, facility, and staff to offer MAT

Module 4: Special Populations - Offering care to special populations like adolescents & pregnant women

Module 5: SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment)


Any practice that has at least one provider with a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine. Each practice must commit to having all staff receive the 5 hours of training on the IT MATTTRs Curriculum.

Practice facilitation will begin in early January. Please fill out an interest form and we will contact you to schedule your practice facilitation.


Practices will receive $1,400 for completing the five-session series. Practices who are currently participating in SIM are not eligible to receive additional compensation beyond their achievement-based payments but are encouraged to incorporate the IT MATTTRs curriculum into their efforts.