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More Than Health Care Part 4: The Intersection of Incarceration, HIV, & SUD

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Recorded on March 17, 2021

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. Speakers discuss innovative strategies employed by various stakeholders in Suffolk County and how they might be replicated in your community.

Speakers:

Michael Cox
Director of Policy
Black and Pink Massachusetts

Gregory J. Dorchak
Assistant U.S. Attorney, Civil Rights Unit
United States Attorney's Office
District of Massachusetts

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

Sofia Piedrahita
House of Corrections OBAT Care Coordinator
Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program

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