To assist jurisdictions with planning and implementing medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) programs in correctional facilities, the National Council for Behavioral Health (National Council) and Vital Strategies developed a toolkit providing key action steps, resources, and tools to facilitate the adoption of MOUD in jails and prisons.
- Understand research and practice for the treatment of people with opioid use disorder who are incarcerated.
- Navigate operational barriers and implement evidence-based practices that reduce the risk of overdose and recidivism.
- Develop a care continuum that includes screening, treatment, recovery services, and links to community care.
- Identify existing resources and tools to guide implementation efforts.
- Shannon Mace, Senior Advisor, National Council for Behavioral Health
- Anne Siegler, Consultant, Vital Strategies
- Karen Taylor, Warden, Camden County Department of Corrections
- Tyler Winkelman, Clinical-Investigator, Hennepin Healthcare
- Annie Ramniceanu, Addiction and Mental Health System Director, Vermont Department of Corrections
Questions? Contact Shannon Mace.