Our NYSAM chapter has been working diligently to educate our members on incarceration and opioid use disorder. Strong evidence supports medication treatment for opioid use disorder in jails and prisons. The American Society of Addiction Medicine has published a public policy statement outlining the benefits of opioid use disorder treatment in correctional settings. We also conducted a webinar in January 2021 to highlight progress in New York on opioid use disorder treatment in state prisons and local jails.
Webinar: Expanding Access to Medications for Opioid Use Disorder in New York’s Jails and Prisons
January 20th, 2021
Leaders in correctional health from New York’s prison and jail systems provided updates on the status of medication treatment for opioid use disorder (MOUD) across the state. This webinar describes the research literature supporting use of MOUD in correctional settings, describes MOUD programs in two local jails (Albany and New York City) and the NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. Please watch the informative video here:
Kevin Fiscella, MD MPH, Professor, Dept of Family Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center
Jill Harrington, RN BSN CCHP-RN, Health Services Administrator, Albany County Correctional Facility
Jasdeep Mangat, MD, Medical Director, Substance Use Treatment, Correctional Health Services (New York City)
John Morley, MD, Chief Medical Officer, New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision
The presentations from the webinar are also available here.
If you are interested in this issue, please join the New York Society of Addiction Medicine’s policy and advocacy committee. Contact Aaron Fox, MD MS at email@example.com.