This study seeks to inform intervention efforts by examining which communication strategies can improve attitudes toward MOUD among correctional staff and health professionals in justice settings. Correcting misinformation requires the testing of different communication strategies to assess which approach can yield the desired change in attitudes and beliefs. This study has three specific aims. Aim 1: Assess the degree to which corrective information can change justice professionals’ substitution belief (i.e., MOUD is substituting one drug or another) and their overall attitudes toward MOUD. Aim 2: Assess whether a narrative about the MOUD experience for a justice-involved OUD patient can change justice professionals’ substitution belief and their overall attitudes toward MOUD. Aim 3: Assess whether the combination of corrective information with a narrative can further enhance substitution belief change and MOUD attitude change among justice professionals than either communication strategy alone.
PI: Faye Taxman