Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Health and Human Services


A new funding strategy called the Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System (DMC-ODS) has been implemented in Santa Cruz County in efforts to combat the rising Substance Use Disorder (SUD) epidemic in the community. This system increases access to treatment services in hopes of decreasing the harmful effects of substance abuse in communities. The program aids in efforts to reduce barriers accessing care and show the people in the community the importance of and whole person care. This capstone project consisted of the implementation process of a system evaluation aligned with DMC-ODS at Sobriety Works, using data collection and analysis to track the program’s progress. The implementation of this capstone project has helped the team at Sobriety Works identify the strengths and weaknesses in their current program as they implement DMC-ODS. This will help them find more efficient procedures and ultimately give clients the highest quality of care.