Substance Abuse Prevention and Control

Provider Advisory Committee (PAC)

Substance Abuse Prevention and Control (SAPC) values provider input and sees it as critical to the success of Los Angeles County's transformation to a modern managed care model, inclusive of the full continuum of prevention, harm reduction, and treatment services. SAPC convened the Provider Advisory Committee (PAC) to promote effective and patient-centered prevention and treatment services. The PAC serves as an advisory body to SAPC and engages in an ongoing process to ensure SUD services are developed with the insight and knowledge of SAPC's provider network. In addition, SAPC staff from across the Division participate to provide a multi-disciplinary knowledge base.

For information regarding upcoming PAC meetings, meeting minutes, and other related matters, please contact the PAC Liaison at

Next PAC Meeting: June 11, 2024
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Substance Abuse Prevention and Control
Conference Call Link
Call in number (audio only): 1-323-776-6996
Meeting ID: 993 627 178#

2024-26 PAC Membership - Now Accepting Applications

We are currently accepting applications for PAC membership for the 2024-2026 term. Eleven new members will be selected. Eligibility for application is open to all staff from SAPC-contracted providers, including SUD counselors, program managers, and executive directors. Each application must be approved by an agency’s executive director or their designee before submission. Note that each agency can have only one representative serve in the PAC at any given time. Please review the PAC Bylaws for more information.

To apply, complete and submit a 2024 PAC New Member Application to by 5 P.M. on Friday, May 24, 2024.

Provider Advisory Committee Awards

The PAC Awards recognizes outstanding work done by SAPC providers.  It celebrates people and agencies that positively impact individuals and communities affected by substance use disorders.

Change Agent
Annette Coleman, CADC-II (SUD Addiction Counselor, Didi Hirsch) was presented with the Change Agent Award for her work providing care and support for people with substance use disorders residing in Skid Row supportive housing.

Thomas Farnham, MD (Medical Director, BAART Boyle Heights) was presented with the Leadership Award and was recognized for his efforts to develop and operate a 24/7 opioid treatment program.

Community Impact
Child and Family Center was presented with the Community Impact Award and was recognized for identifying innovative ways to help clients connect to resources and paths towards healing.  Nikki Buckstead (Chief Executive Officer) and Tiffany Rogers, CADC-II, LMFT (Program Manager III-Specialty Programs) accepted the award on behalf of the organization.

Collaborative Spirit
Beacon House was presented with the Collaborative Spirit Award and was recognized for sharing resources and mentoring other agencies, fostering collaboration that leads to better care for their clients.  Archie Hoggan, JD, MS, (Executive Director) and Jonathan Higgins, CATC (Chief Compliance Officer) accepted the award on behalf of the organization.

PAC General Information

PAC Meetings

The PAC currently meets bi-monthly.

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