Centers of Excellence Learning Network

The Opioid Use Disorder Center of Excellence (COE) Technical Assistance Project provides technical assistance to the Commonwealth’s 45 COEs, which are funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services. The University of Pittsburgh, School of Pharmacy, Program Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU), along with Community Care Behavioral Health Organization (CCBHO), Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative (PRHI) and Dr. Poonam Alaigh, provide technical assistance, learning networks, and curriculum that is specific to the needs of each COE. The COEs ensure effective care coordination, integrate physical and behavioral health needs for every patient with an Opioid Use Disorder (OUD), and increase access to Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT).