Wheelhouse is built on a hub-and-spoke model to increase access to Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) in the Tri-County Area.
The goal of Wheelhouse is to develop an enhanced infrastructure and recovery-oriented system of care that not only improves, but also transforms, access to and quality of care for people with substance use disorders in Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties.
The project aims to expand capacity for MAT within existing provider networks. The model builds on successful programs in Vermont and Maryland, as well as successful pilot projects in Clackamas and Multnomah counties.
Funding for participating spoke organizations will initially target behavioral health organizations to enhance the treatment network and ensure broad choice for members as well as a seamless continuum of care.
Spoke organizations will work together in advance to determine the best way to integrate MAT into their programs. These agreements will include evaluation of organizational need, capacity and culture.
Spoke organizations will receive technical and clinical support from the hub (Central City Concern and CODA) as they develop their own MAT capacity.