CA Hub and Spoke System Scope of Work



Dear SAPC Opioid Treatment Program,


The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) recently released the details of a federal grant to expand Medication-Assisted Treatment, modelled after Vermont’s Hub and Spoke approach.


For Los Angeles County, the structure of this grant opportunity is that only Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs) could apply for this grant. If awarded, the OTP would serve as the “hub” and subcontract with individually waivered prescribers, FQHCs, or SUD treatment providers to serve as the “spokes.”


Please see this link and attached documents for information, and consider this opportunity to enhance services for the SUD patients we serve.


Given that the California Primary Care Association (CPCA) and California Opioid Maintenance Providers (COMP) will be partnering to build the network of providers, and that DHCS is managing this grant opportunity, please direct questions to DHCS at:

Kevin Masuda

Telephone: (916) 327-3098

Fax: (916) 322-7388



If a Hub (OTP) is looking for potential Spokes, please contact:

Allie Budenz

California Primary Care Association

1231 I Street, Suite 400

Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone: (916) 440-8170


If a Spoke is looking for potential Hubs, please contact:

Jason Kletter

California Opioid Maintenance Providers

1215 K Street, Suite 2030

Sacramento, CA 95814






Gary Tsai, MD, FAPA, FASAM
Medical Director and Science Officer
Substance Abuse Prevention and Control
County of Los Angeles, Dept of Public Health
1000 S. Fremont Ave; Bldg A-9 East, 3rd Floor
Alhambra, CA 91803
626-299-3504 (office)

DMC Client Transition Plan – SAPC Bulletin 17-01

Hello Providers,

Please see that attached SAPC Bulletin on transitioning patients in preparation for the launch of the START-ODS.

Thank you,

Daniel Deniz
Chief, Contract Services Division
Substance Abuse Prevention and Control, Contract Services Division
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
1000 South Fremont Avenue, Building A-9 East, Third Floor
Alhambra, CA 91803
(626) 299-4532 Tel
(626) 299-7226 Fax

07/22/17: High Tea & Tacos (LA Women’s HIV/AIDS Task Force)

L.A. Women's PrEP Network


flyer [pdf]

Please the Los Angeles Women’s HIV/AIDS Task Force and AHF Pharmacy for a morning filled with food, fellowship, and tea! Don’t forget to wear your fancy hats!


Sat, July 22, 2017
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM PDT
6500 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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05/31/17: For Health Care Administrators: Update on LGBTQ Regulations

Dear Colleagues,

I wanted to extend an invitation to each of you to attend the upcoming Lesbian and Bisexual Women’s Health Conference scheduled for Wednesday, May 31st from 8:30 – 12:00 noon at California Hospital Medical Center in Downtown LA.  The conference is aimed at health care administrators and managers. 

If you do not serve in an administrative or managerial capacity, we would appreciate you forwarding this information to those in your organization that do.   Attached is the flyer with the conference details as well as an agenda for you to review the topics and speakers.

The aim of this conference is to improve patient outcomes and reduce barriers to care through providing strategies for institutions to become more cultural competent.

The conference will enable attendees to:

  • Improve compliance with regulations, laws, standards related to caring for lesbian and bisexual women
  • Learn about methods for collecting and tracking relevant patient visit data, including via the Electronic Medical Record
  • Gain understanding of key policy, procedure, and practice issues

The details for the conference are as follows:

California Hospital Medical Center,1401 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90015

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 8:30am to 12:00 pm. Continental Breakfast will be provided


Please let me know if you have questions.  Thank you,

Julie Friedman, MPH, CHES
Iris Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health Education & Research Center
911 Broxton Avenue
Mail Code: 173617
Los Angeles, CA  90024
P: (310) 794-8062
F: (310) 794-8170

CURRENT SAPC CONTRACTORS ONLY: Provider Directory Survey — Deadline to Submit is Friday, June 2, 2017

Hello SAPC contractors,

arrowSBAT Basic Intake Appointment Calculation

The SAPC Provider Directory Survey has been reopened.  All surveys must be completed by 6:00 PM on Friday, June 2, 2017.  The survey can be accessed by clicking here:

As a reminder, please note that the Provider Directory will be one of the most important ways your organization will get new referrals beginning on July 1, 2017. Therefore, it is critical that you complete this survey for each of your service sites, including accurately projecting the number of treatment slots and assessment appointments.  To assist providers with making these projections, an example of a basic intake appointment calculation has been attached.


Thank you,



06/16/17: LA County LGBTQ Youth Preparedness | Stakeholder Convening

Los Angeles County HIV Mental Health Task Force

Dear Colleague,

On October 11th, 2015 the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors passed a motion to hire a consultant to assess all county departments with regard to their work with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.  On March 28, 2017, Khush Cooper & Associates, in collaboration with the Williams Institute at UCLA, submitted our report on the Los Angeles County LGBTQ Youth Preparedness Scan to the Office of Child Protection.  The report is available by clicking here.

You are cordially invited to attend a Stakeholder Convening where we will discuss implications contained in the report and begin a community conversation about how we can work together to prevent LGBTQ youth from becoming disproportionately represented in the Los Angeles child welfare system and experiencing disparities.

This event will be held at the Center at Cathedral Plaza on June 16th, 2017 from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm.


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