Process improvement for behavioral health

Using the Cascade of Care to Increase Medications for Opioid Use Disorder in CJ Settings

The opioid epidemic has had a disproportionate impact on the nation’s criminal justice (CJ) population. Justice-involved individuals with opioid use disorders (OUD) desperately need evidence-based translational practices to implement medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD), a clinical practice that is underused in CJ settings.  As part of the Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network’s (JCOIN) Implementational and Translational Research Core (I/Trans Core), the Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies (CHESS) is working with jails and their community-treatment providers across the country to improve their cascade of care in supporting justice-involved populations with OUD.  Read the complete article by Todd Molfenter and Jessica Vechinski.

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