Aimee Moulin, MD, an associate professor at UC Davis with a dual appointment in the Department of Emergency Medicine and Psychiatry, was presented with the 2020 Šimanek Distinguished Service Award during CHA’s annual Behavioral Health Care Symposium, which was held virtually this year.
Dr. Moulin, who is also the behavioral health director for the Emergency Department at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, has spearheaded efforts to improve the availability of substance use disorder treatment in hospital emergency departments in California through the CA Bridge Project. The CA Bridge Project combines Medication for Addiction Treatment (MAT) in hospital emergency departments with support from a substance use counselor to help people get into ongoing treatment. She was also one of the authors of a Blueprint for Hospital Opioid Use Disorders, an evidence-based tool kit developed from the MAT experience in the 52 original “Bridge” hospitals in California.
In addition, Dr. Moulin is the co-principal investigator with the CA Bridge Project and is the past president of the California Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians. She has worked collaboratively with CHA on many fronts.