To improve treatment of substance use disorder in prison and jail populations, UMass Medical School has teamed up with the departments of corrections in Connecticut and Rhode Island, and the sheriffs in the Massachusetts counties of Middlesex and Barnstable. This correctional health practice collaborative will help participants implement evidence-based approaches in correctional settings.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
UMass Medical School will partner with academic medical centers to create a correctional health practice collaborative focused on implementing evidence-based treatments for substance use disorders and Hepatitis C in state prison systems.
A study of the best treatments for substance use disorder and hepatitis C for justice-involved populations will be led by UMass Medical School, according to an article posted on the MD Magazine website, HCPLive.com.
Researchers at UMass Medical School’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center will present state officials this spring with recommendations and priorities for developing an integrated autism database in Massachusetts, based on discussions from a Citizens Jury they led.