Date: March 23, 2023
Category: Access to Treatment
Grantees: Legal Action Center, University of Maryland School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Coweta FORCE, Legal Action Center

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Issue Brief: Increasing Access to OUD Treatment During and After Incarceration: Moving from Policy to Practice

In late January, the Biden Administration approved an amendment to California’s Section 1115 waiver, enabling the state’s Medicaid program to begin paying for certain health care services provided to people leaving jails, prisons, and youth correctional facilities. Among them are medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) and case management services that connect people with opioid use disorder (OUD) to ongoing care. But implementation will be challenging. Read a new issue brief describing how FORE grantees have tackled these obstacles.

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