Community Event: Strategies for Integrating Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Formerly Incarcerated Citizens Re-entering their Communities

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Community Event: Strategies for Integrating Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Formerly Incarcerated Citizens Re-entering their Communities

October 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Brought to you by: The National Council for Behavioral Health

Prisons and jails are the largest behavioral health treatment institutions/organizations in every state, and often, especially for those with substance use disorders and mental health conditions, they serve as an entry point to treatment.

When individuals with substance use disorders are released from prison, they have a greater risk of disrupted treatment and even fatal overdose. Integrated health care providers are uniquely positioned to address these challenges by providing continuous mental health care, substance use treatment and primary care to formerly incarcerated people when they re-enter their communities, and by collaborating with corrections systems and the broader community system of care to provide continued services.

Join the Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solutions, in partnership with Health Management Associates, on Wednesday, October 7 from 3-4 p.m. ET for “Strategies for Integrating Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Formerly Incarcerated Citizens Re-entering their Communities.”

Participants will learn about:

  • The fundamentals of re-entry planning for formerly incarcerated persons with a substance use disorder returning to the community.
  • The current community provider regulatory and service realities for accessing community-based and integrated behavioral health, substance use and physical health services, such as medication-assisted treatment (MAT), and other related services.
  • Ways the corrections system is a part of the broader community system of care and why it should be prioritized by integrated care organizations.
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