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Focus on Health Equity and Action

Opioid Use Disorder and Employment Disparities in Justice-Involved Veterans

by Andrea Finlay, PhD, MA, BA ; Meredith Henne, BA, MPH ; James LePage, PhD
Seminar date: 4/10/2019
Seminar time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
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Description: There are disparities in opioid use disorder (OUD) among Veterans involved with the criminal justice system. Providing access to substance use treatment and related services for this population is extremely challenging and requires multifaceted approaches. The April 2019 Focus on Health Equity and Action Cyberseminar will highlight current OUD and employment disparities for justice-involved Veterans, VHA efforts to provide access to OUD treatment, research on employment services for justice involved Veterans, and recommendations to manage all stages of the criminal justice process for Veterans. Intended Audience: Researchers, clinicians, care coordinators, policy makers, educators, data analysts, Veteran stakeholders and representatives of vulnerable Veteran groups who are interested in understanding and/or promoting equitable health among all Veterans.

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