PI: Anjali Niyogi, MD
Amount: $149,996
Timeline: Mar. 2023 - Mar. 2025
Area: Payer and Provider Strategies
Cohort: Community-Driven Responses to Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and Overdose Mortality

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Harm Reduction Education and Substance Use Treatment for Justice-Involved Individuals in New Orleans, LA

The New Orleans, L.A.–based Formerly Incarcerated Transitions Clinic (FITC) program was founded in 2015 to address the unmet health care needs of people leaving jails or prisons. With funding from FORE, community health workers will establish contact with justice-involved individuals within 48 hours of their release from jail or a court-mandated substance use treatment facility and help them to find addiction medicine services.  FITC staff will also collaborate with Trystereo, a harm reduction organization, to provide harm reduction education in the local jail and to formerly incarcerated individuals.

Via Fiscal Sponsor: Voice of the Experienced (VOTE)