OBAT events and trainings

As part of our work supporting office-based addiction treatment (OBAT) in New Jersey, the Camden Coalition provides multiple training and support for OBAT navigators. If you have questions or would like more information, contact Mouy Pan, Program Manager for Clinical Redesign Initiatives, at [email protected].

MAT Lunch Hours

Co-hosted with New Jersey’s MAT Centers of Excellence, the MAT Lunch Hours are hour-long virtual meetings to hear from experts and discuss the latest in clinical and non-clinical issues affecting the MAT patient population. Providers, OBAT navigators, peers, advocates, and other stakeholders working in New Jersey’s substance use disorder field are welcome to attend. If you have questions or would like more information, contact Shelby Kehoe, Program Manager for Policy & Advocacy, at [email protected].

MAT Lunch Hours are held monthly on Wednesdays at 12:00pm ET | Register here.

OBAT navigator training

Office-based addiction treatment (OBAT) navigators play a critical role in the expansion of medications for addiction treatment (MAT) services in New Jersey. Under the New Jersey MATrx model, OBAT navigators are integral team members in OBAT practices who are tasked with initiating and maintaining a psychosocial treatment plan (care plan) that supports patients through all phases of their treatment.

This training series focuses on foundational knowledge and actionable information for OBAT navigators such as:

  • Introduction to substance use disorders, harm reduction, trauma-informed care, and the OBAT model 
  • Approaches for building relationships and putting harm reduction, trauma-informed care, and care-planning into practice in a clinic-based setting 
  • Best practices in connecting patients to behavioral health and social service resources including specific community resource identification and referral tools

The training series is free for OBAT navigators and providers/clinical support staff. If you are not an OBAT navigator or a provider but are interested in participating in the training, please contact us. Please also note that participants are required to attend all sessions in order to receive a Certificate of Completion. If you are unable to attend all of the sessions, please contact us for approval before registering.

License specific CEUs are available for nurses, social workers, pharmacists, and physicians, and interdisciplinary continuing education credits are available for other disciplines.

If you have questions or would like more information, contact Gladys Antelo-Allen at [email protected].

Two training cohorts are currently available: 

August cohort (hybrid virtual and in-person) | Register here

  • August 15 | 12-1 pm ET (virtual via Zoom): Neurobiology of substance use disorder and medications for opioid use disorder
  • August 23 | 9 am-5 pm ET (in-person at Jefferson at Voorhees): Best practices & engagement strategies using the COACH model
  • August 24 | 8-10 am ET (virtual via Zoom): Community resources and next steps

Fall cohort (virtual) | Register here

  • September 27 | 9:30 – 12:00pm ET
  • October 4 | 9:30 – 12:00pm ET
  • October 11 | 9:30 – 12:00pm ET
  • October 18 | 9:30 – 12:00pm ET
  • October 25 | 9:30 – 12:00pm ET
  • November 1 | 9:30 – 12:00pm ET

OBAT navigator monthly resource calls & skills labs

In addition to the main OBAT navigator training, we are offering monthly resources calls and skills labs to provide ongoing opportunity for OBAT navigators and other SUD navigators / case managers to continue learning through:

  • Hour long deep dive of particular content areas
  • Discussion of (de-identified) patient cases and support thinking through patient engagement strategies, potential resources, and how to practice self-care while doing this work
  • Presentations and sharing updated resources about relevant topics such as harm reduction, strategies for identifying new community resources, telephonic engagement during the COVID-19 pandemic, and more

These events will take place every 3rd Thursday of the month at 12pm – 1pm | Register here


Additional resources

Navigator focused resources

  • You can find additional OBAT Navigator resources within this folder. The folder includes navigator care plan templates and onboarding slides.
  • To access a curated social service platform to find resources such as food, housing, transportation, getting a new ID and more, please go to MyResourcePal

Other OBAT provider resources

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