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Challenges & Opportunities in Implementing Medication-Based Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Rural and Mid-Sized County Jails

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June 29, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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This virtual event will provide a look at how rural and mid-sized counties are implementing medication-based treatment in corrections, along with opportunities to expand programs. This interactive session will provide opportunities for state and county leadership to engage with experienced experts from the field on developing successful models, overcoming implementation hurdles, identifying funding, and successful approaches to training and buy-in. It will also provide an opportunity to discuss how adopting a public health approach to substance use disorders improves outcomes for people, families, and communities.


  • Christopher Donelan, Sheriff, Franklin County MA
  • Deborah Furr-Holden PhD, Associate Dean for Public Health and Director of the Flint Center for Health Equity Solutions, Michigan State University
  • Brandon George, Indiana Addiction Issues Coalition
  • William Jenkins, RN, Jail Health Administrator, Eaton County (MI) Sheriff’s Department
  • Ruth Potee, MD, Medical Director, Franklin County House of Corrections


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