The novel coronavirus (COVID-19), identified in December 2019, has become a major outbreak and has spread rapidly across the world, impacting life and society on all levels. The O'Neill Institute's experts are key resources to the legal and policy approaches to address the pandemic.
Applying the Evidence: Legal and Policy Approaches to Address Opioid Use Disorder in the Criminal Justice and Child Welfare Settings
In our current system, jails, prisons, courts and child welfare are often the intervention points for people with substance use disorders. This report provides recommendations for actions that state and local leaders can take immediately to increase evidence-based practices, decrease arbitrary determinations, and prevent overdose deaths.
HIV Prevention and Care Systems Have Critical Roles in Addressing Sexually Transmitted Infections
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are on the rise in the United States. While great strides have been made in promoting the health of people living with HIV and preventing new HIV infections, more can be done to enhance STI prevention, screening, and treatment. This new Big Ideas brief discusses key actions for HIV programs to reduce the public health impact of STIs.