Recording of "More Than Health Care Part 4: The Intersection of Incarceration, HIV, & Substance Use" on March 17, 2021.
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Meeting the diverse needs of people at the crossroads of incarceration, HIV, and substance use can appear daunting and complex. Barriers to both preventative and ongoing care for incarcerated individuals and providing strong systems of care after release persist in the criminal justice system. However, incredible work and cooperation between law enforcement, medical teams, and social justice advocates can foster long-term systemic change in thinking and health outcomes. The speaker panel discuss some innovative strategies employed by various stakeholders in Suffolk County and how they might be replicated in your community.
Continuing Education credits are not available for this recording.
Michael Cox Director of Policy Black and Pink Massachusetts
Gregory J. Dorchak Assistant U.S. Attorney, Civil Rights Unit United States Attorney's Office District of Massachusetts
Joe Wright, MD Medical Director of Addiction Treatment Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program
Sofia Piedrahita House of Corrections OBAT Care Coordinator Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program
A variety of the listed topics will be discussed at this event.
Linkage to Care
Retention and/or re-engagement in care
Medication-assisted therapy for substance use disorders (i.e. buprenorphine, methadone, and/or naltrexone)
Opioid use disorder
Stigma or discrimination
Coordination of care
Health insurance coverage (i.e. Affordable Care Act, health insurance exchanges, managed care)