Understanding Perceptions, Barriers and Facilitators for COVID-19 Vaccination among Detention-based Healthcare Workers in 8 States (050)

Correctional medical staff have been on the front lines of the current COVID-19 pandemic. Medical staff working in prisons and jails are responsible for providing healthcare in very challenging correctional environments. As county jails have been among the hotspots for COVID-19 related outbreaks, it is imperative to better understand perceptions of COVID-19 related risk, experiences…

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An Implementation Process Evaluation for the Planning Initiative to Build Bridges between Jail and Community Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

The Building Bridges planning initiative focused on preparing sites to establish effective linkages between jails and community-based treatment settings in order to deliver medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) to justice-involved people. This 9-month planning initiative was jointly funded and led by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and Arnold Ventures. Building Bridges was designed…

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Results from the NORC’s AmeriSpeak Stigma Survey 3 on the General Public’s Views Towards Recovery and Treatment from Opioid Use Disorder (June 2020)

This presentation contains results from the MAARC’s third AmeriSpeak Brief Stigma Survey (JCOIN 026) done in June 2020. NORC conducted a third cross-sectional national survey of the U.S. adult population, using AmeriSpeak’s® web, probability-based panel. The third of the AmeriSpeak Omnibus Surveys continues NORC’s work measuring stigma and opioid use disorder (OUD) but adds questions…

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Results from the NORC’s AmeriSpeak Stigma Survey 1 on the General Public’s Views Towards Opioids (February 2020)

This presentation contains results from the MAARC’s first AmeriSpeak Brief Stigma Survey (JCOIN 026) done in February 2020. The presentation summarizes the general adult population’s knowledge, attitudes, and stigma towards opioid misuse, people with histories of opioid misuse, and policies related to opioid misuse. NORC conducted a cross-sectional national survey of the U.S. adult population,…

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A Statewide Evaluation of the Implementation of Medications for Opioid Use Disorder in Vermont Correctional Facilities and the Impact of COVID-19 (049)

Through the NIH Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) program, Yale University received a supplement to support a study to increase the reach, access, uptake, and impact of COVID-19 testing and to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 among incarcerated people and corrections staff. The initiative’s multidisciplinary team will be working with jails and prisons across Florida, Rhode Island, Minnesota, and Washington to address the urgent need for the development and implementation of long-term COVID-19 testing and prevention strategies. The long-term goal is to mitigate the impact of  COVID-19 in correctional facilities while considering the ethical issues that must be addressed to optimize implementation and effectiveness.

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Teleservices in Judicially Led Diversion Programs: The Impact of COVID-19 on the Adoption of Remote Treatment and Recovery Services (048)

J-RIG funding supports research into teleservice practices within Judicially Led Diversion Programs (JLDPs) since the pandemic. Judicially led diversion is an umbrella term that encompasses drug courts, opioid courts, and recovery-oriented compliance dockets. While these models differ in design, they share the common features of early intervention, supervision, consistent judicial oversight, and an emphasis on…

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Leveraging Social Networks to Increase COVID-19 Testing Uptake (046)

This study will research the efficacy and sustainability of a community-social network outreach model that partners infectious disease health providers with community-based organizations to successfully implement (reach, uptake, delivery and sustainment) COVID-19 point of service, rapid-testing among a highly vulnerable and often underserved population, those who use opioids and other substances. Two distinct social network…

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Connections Application for Recovery Engagement (CARE): Testing a Mobile App to Increase Recovery Engagement among Individuals Involved in the Criminal Justice System (047)

The success of digital therapeutics and telehealth are empirically well documented. What is less understood is what is needed to successfully adopt, sustain, and scale up these efforts in criminal justice settings to maximize both availability and effectiveness. Making evidence-based technology available to particularly vulnerable populations during the pandemic is important and justice-involved substance use…

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Reducing Opioid Mortality in Illinois (040)

This study is conducting a multi-site trial called ROMI (Reducing Opioid Mortality in Illinois) to study the effectiveness of case management approaches to link individuals with community-based treatment services upon release from jail. The ROMI intervention includes peer recovery coaches to improve linkages to medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD), supportive services, naloxone distribution, and harm reduction services for justice-involved individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD).

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Evaluation of Enhanced Primary Care and Opioid Use Disorder Treatment for Justice-involved Individuals Transitioning from Jail to Improve Opioid Treatment Cascade (038)

The study 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.

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