Philadelphia Area Resources for COVID-19

Opioid Epidemic Response Training

The Health Federation of Philadelphia provides training and technical support to address the range of knowledge and skills needed to identify, assess, and treat patients for opioid use disorder in Primary Care settings.  This includes introducing the concept of medication assisted treatment to primary care teams, providing waiver training to primary care providers, and offering a range of support activities for providers to increase their skills and improve treatment delivery.

In 2020, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH) is offering an incentive program to encourage providers to complete their buprenorphine waiver training as well as the MAT Preceptor Program in 2020.  To support this program, the Health Federation of Philadelphia is planning waiver trainings and offering additional dates for the MAT Preceptor Program. 

For more information about this program, eligibility, and how to apply, please refer to the following FAQ or contact Catherine Abrams at

All programs will be online until further notice.

Buprenorphine Waiver trainings: 

           8 hour live Buprenorphine Waiver Training, July 10, 2020  8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Registration link:

                        8 Hour live Buprenorphine Waiver Training, October 9, 2020 from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm 

                        Registration Link:

                        8 Hour live Buprenorphine Waiver Training, November 6, 2020 from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm 

                        Registration Link:

Half and Half Waiver Training September 11, 2020 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Registration link:

MOUD Preceptor Program is now online!  

"Integrating Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) into Primary Care"

Next date is July 24, 2020

8:30 am - 4:30 pm


Part B: Scheduled individually

To register:

Registration is also open for the following dates (register using the link above):

Friday, August 28, 2020

Friday, September 18, 2020

Friday, October 23, 2020 

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Friday, December 11, 2020

Requirements: Registrants must have already completed their waiver training and submit their license, resume, and waiver certificate prior to receiving their observation dates.

CME is included.

Faculty includes: Jeffrey Hom, MD, MPH from PDPH, Lara Weinstein, MD, MPH, DrPH, Matthew Behme, MD, Serge-Emile Simpson, MD, Maggie Lowenstein, MD, Nicole O'Donnell, CRS, and Manik Chhabra, MD.

About the MOUD Preceptor Program:

Our mini-residency training offers content that is not covered in the buprenorphine waiver training for primary care providers who are seeking to refine their skills.  Specific topics covered include diversion, continued substance use, benzodiazepine use, point of care testing, harm reduction and pain management.  Cases will be presented to help participants discuss ways to address patient needs and discussion is encouraged.  Our faculty is highly experienced and are eager to help others navigate buprenorphine prescribing.

Request to join these groups by contacting Catherine Abrams at

Save the Date: 

The Pharmacist's Essential Role in Treating Opioid Use Disorder in Primary Care Settings
September 23, 2020 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm (pharmacy credit)
Registration Opening Soon!