The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is proud to present the Substance Use Disorders (SUD) Statewide Conference, entitled “Focusing the SUD Systems of Care Toward Recovery.”  To focus the SUD systems of care toward recovery, language, culture, and spirit of recovery are essential throughout prevention, treatment, and recovery.  This year’s conference will promote the opportunities and challenges to accomplish this.

The 2017 Conference will promote universal understanding of the opportunities and challenges for focusing the Substance Use Disorder (SUD) systems of care toward recovery in California. The Conference aims to achieve the following goals:

  1. Support Coordination and Integration for SUD Services.  Discuss the evolving SUD environment inclusive of the expansion of adult and youth services, culturally competent needs and focus on patient centered care.
  2. Explore the Opportunities of SUD Services.  Provide resources regarding effective implementation of new and expanded services and develop effective system for coordination of prevention, treatment and recovery services for youth and adults including the Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System pilot program.
  3. Focus on What Works to Effect Change.  Serve as a spotlight for new, emerging, and promising practices that have increased effectiveness in prevention, treatment and recovery services for both youth and adult populations.
  4. Provide Training Opportunities.  Share knowledge that allows the field to develop new skills around evidenced based practices, Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) requirements and programmatic functions and required training elements for providers.



Who Should Attend the Conference? Those that work directly in the substance abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery fields as well as those who work in related fields. The Conference is intended for planners, direct service providers/implementers, and those involved in policy and research.

ubstance Abuse Fields

  • Prevention planners, providers, and organizers
  • Treatment providers and counselors
  • Recovery services staff and Sober Living providers
  • County SUD administrators and prevention coordinators
  • SUD researchers and academics
  • Those involved in SUD policy and advocacy work
  • Those representing coalitions, community and faith-based organizations
  • Women’s and perinatal service providers
  • Veteran service providers Managed Care Plans
  • DUI providers

Related Fields

  • Health Care administrators, planners, providers
    • Federally qualified health center providers
    • School based health clinicians
    • Tribal and Indian health clinicians/traditional healers
  • Behavioral health/mental health administrators, coordinators, providers
    • Co-occurring SUD/mental health clinicians
    • Health promotion, maintenance and wellness providers
  • Public Health administrators, planners, providers
  • Primary Care professionals
  • Education administrators and planners
    • District and LEA representatives
  • Criminal Justice professionals
    • Judges, court personnel, probation and parole officers
    • California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
  • Social Service
    • Foster youth and homeless advocates and providers
    • Social workers


  • SUD constituency and advocacy groups
  • Educators and community leaders
  • Other individual, family, and community stakeholders


Registration is now open!

The registration fee is $325 (on or before July 31) and $375 (July 31 through the conference). Registration includes three continental breakfasts, two lunches, refreshment breaks, reception, admission to all general sessions and workshops, and all materials.
The registration fee is $50 for the Post-Conference workshop and includes a boxed lunch and all workshop materials.

Payments must be received prior to the conference.

Purchase orders and checks made payable to Sac State/SUD Conference should be mailed to the following:
Sac State/SUD Conference
c/o College of Continuing Education
3000 State University Drive
Sacramento, CA 95819

Questions: Please call the conference hotline, 800.858.7743


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