Date & Time
Monday, November 1, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
409 Medication-Assisted Treatment and Wrap Around Reentry: A System and Culture Change Journey to Save Lives*

The Fairfax County Adult Detention Center will share details on its implementation of medication-assisted treatment. Key components include leadership commitment, workforce development, changes to policies and protocols, pharmacy operations, medication administration, screening at booking, continuous quality improvement, data, and evaluation, peer support, and vital reentry supports. Learn how the Center experienced an organizational culture change that has created better outcomes for people who are at risk for recidivism and overdose.

Educational Objectives:

Review how evidence-based practices have been vital to the change process

Analyze key initiatives that may be replicable in each attendee's own service system

Discuss attitudes and beliefs about substance use disorders and how they impact treatment strategies

Level: Intermediate