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The Intersection of Incarceration, HIV, & Substance Use

AETC Sponsor(s):

Meeting the diverse needs of people at the crossroads of incarceration, HIV, and substance use can appear daunting and complex. Barriers to both preventative and ongoing care for incarcerated individuals and providing strong systems of care after release persist in the criminal justice system. However, incredible work and cooperation between law enforcement, medical teams, and social justice advocates can foster long-term systemic change in thinking and health outcomes. Please join the New England AETC as they discuss some of the innovative strategies employed by various stakeholders in Suffolk County and how they might be replicated in your community.


Joe Wright, MD
Medical Director of Addiction Treatment
Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program

Michael Cox
Director of Policy
Black and Pink, Boston Chapter

Continuing Education: 

Accreditation Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Massachusetts Medical School Office of Continuing Medical Education and New England AIDS Education and Training Center. The UMMS-OCME is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement: The University of Massachusetts Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: Under the auspices of the New England AIDS Education & Training Center, this offering meets the requirements for a maximum of 1.8 contact hours, as specified by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244-CMR 5.04). Each nurse should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure: It is the policy of the University of Massachusetts Medical School to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all activities. All faculty participating in CME activities sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Medical School are required to present evidence-based data, identify and reference off-label product use and disclose all relevant financial relationships with those supporting the activity or others whose products or services are discussed. Faculty disclosure will be provided in the activity materials.

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