Leveraging Medicaid to Increase Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Access for Justice-Involved People
As COVID-19 highlights intersections of race, public health, and incarceration, the need for access to OUD treatment in the criminal justice system has never been greater. This project will explore opportunities to use Medicaid as a vehicle to increase access to OUD treatment for people in jails and prisons, as well as those leaving incarceration. It will offer policy analysis and technical recommendations for how to increase Medicaid enrollment of justice–involved populations, deliver evidence-based treatment and care coordination, and more generally shift from punishment to community-based treatment and supports.
- Issue Brief: Utilizing Medicaid to Strengthen Access to Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorder Care Throughout the Criminal Legal System
- Webinar: The Time is Now for Medicaid Justice: Strengthening Equitable Health Outcomes for People in the Criminal Legal System
- Technical Assistance
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