The Yale University Hub will assess whether the Transitions Clinic Network (TCN) program, which provides enhanced primary care and OUD treatment for people recently released from incarceration, improves services along the opioid treatment cascade. In TCN, formerly incarcerated community health workers are embedded within primary care teams and address social determinants of OUD, provide social support, help patients build trust in the health system, and advocate in interactions with the criminal justice system. The intervention provides both a primary care home and support for a variety of important social needs (including housing, food access, and social support) as individuals re-enter the community. Individuals will be recruited from 6 jails in Connecticut, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, and Puerto Rico.
MD, MAS, Yale University School of Medicine
Health Agency Partners
- Tyler Booth, LCSW, InterCommunity Health Care
Justice Agency Partners
- Kathleen Maurer, Connecticut Department of Corrections