Medication Assisted Treatment: An Evidence-Based Treatment Option

Course No.
No Charge

1.5 Nursing Contact Hours; 1.5 CHES Category I CECH; Certificate of Completion

Course Details

Who Should View This Webcast

This session is intended for public health and health care professionals such as physicians, nurses, behavioral health staff, and others, especially those serving tribal communities in Michigan.


  • Describe MAT as an evidence-based treatment option for substance use disorders (CHES Area of Responsibility 1.6.1, 1.6.2)
  • List the advantages and disadvantages of MAT (CHES Area of Responsibility 1.6.1, 1.6.2)
  • Identify the difference between methadone, buprenorphine, naloxone, and naltrexone (CHES Area of Responsibility 1.6.1, 1.6.2)

Continuing Education And Certificate Of Completion

1.5 Nursing Contact Hours

1.5 CHES Category I CECH

Certificate of Completion

The Office of Public Health Practice at the University of Michigan School of Public Health is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nursing contact hours for this training will expire on December 31, 2018.

The Office of Public Health Practice at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, MI0094, is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. through December 31, 2016.

Planning Committee: Phoebe Goldberg, MPH, CHES; Elizabeth Audette; Patrick Shannon, JD, MPH; Cathy Matthews; Carol Jackson; Michael McCreery; Karmen Fox, MSA; Margaret Steslicki, RN, BSN, MA; Stacie Stanton, MS, LLPC, CADC; David Garcia, LMSW, ACSW; Eva Petoskey, MS; Julie McCallum, RN, BSN, MPH; Cara Poland, MD, MEd

Conflict of Interest: All instructors have reported no conflicts of interest related to this activity. All activity planners have reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.

Requirements for Successful Completion

In order to receive continuing education credit or a certificate of completion, participants must:

  • Be registered for this training
  • Sign in to view the webcast
  • Pass the post-quiz (75%+)
  • Complete the post-evaluation


These activities are provided by the Michigan Public Health Training Center at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, Office of Public Health Practice. The Michigan PHTC is a part of the Region V Great Lakes Public Health Training Collaborative and the Public Health Learning Network. This training is co-provided by the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal CourtNimkee Memorial Wellness CenterSaginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe Behavioral HealthMcLaren Central Michigan, and the Tribal Law and Policy Institute.

This project is supported in part by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP27881 Region V Public Health Training Collaborative (total award amount $884,366) and is supported ~80% with non-governmental funds. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

The University of Michigan School of Public Health, Office of Public Health Practice (U-M SPH OPHP) web-based training modules are designed to provide health care professionals with information to expand their knowledge and enhance their career development. These materials are intended solely for your educational use, and are not intended to be used as specific advice or recommendations to third parties. U-M SPH OPHP is not responsible for any consequences or outcomes resulting from the failure to seek appropriate nursing, medical, or other professional consultation. 

Technical Information

This course can be viewed on the Kaltura tool.  For technical specifications of this tool, visit the following link,

This is the first session in a three-part webcast series entitled Medication Assisted Treatment in Context. This session originated on July 15, 2016 at the Nimkee Memorial Wellness Center in Mt. Pleasant, MI.

This session will provide an introduction to the different MAT options, including a look at the advantages and disadvantages of MAT and the evidence-base supporting this treatment approach.