Medication-Based Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Jails and

Prisons: National Trends & Best Practices
Speakers: Elizabeth Connolly, Project Director, Substance Use Prevention and Treatment
Initiative, Pew Charitable Trusts
Karen Taylor, Warden, Camden County Department of Corrections, New Jersey Marc F. Stern, MD, MPH, FACEP, University of Washington School of Public Health Michael White, Director, Community Programs, Community Medical Services.
The O’Neill Institute hosted a Virtual Hill Briefing with Congressman Paul Tonko (NY-20), Mayor Steve Williams, Dr. Edwin Chapman, Allie Hunter, Dr. Stephen Loyd, Regina LaBelle, and Shelly Weizman to discuss the current state of addiction treatment and harm reduction in communities grappling with COVID-19. Watch the recording here. The Addiction and Public Policy Initiative hosted a virtual roundtable with Brandon George, Dr. Yngvild Olsen, Joe Pritchard, and Devin Reaves to discuss the current state of access to treatment and harm reduction services for people with substance use disorders. Watch it here.

Nation’s Opioid Addiction Treatment System During
COVID-19 Needs Reform

The COVID-19 pandemic is hitting the patients and health care providers hard. Increasing telemedicine and other reforms are needed to provide sufficient care for patients with opioid use disorder, such as ensuring access to medication for treatment of opioid use disorder. Regina LaBelle and colleagues highlight challenges in The Hill. Read more here.