Peer-to-Peer Training on Medication Assisted Treatment Available in Philadelphia

This is an exciting opportunity for two-member teams from jails to attend peer-to-peer learning on Medication Assisted Treatment Programs in Philadelphia from September 26-27, 2019.

Don’t let the title deceive you - this training is designed for jails. To learn more, please click on the link or feel free to contact Carrie Hill, National Center for Jail Operations Director, for more information.  

The host site training will cover how PDP expanded the treatment options available to inmates from only methadone to include all three forms of Medication Assisted Treatment (Methadone, Suboxone and Vivitrol) and the procedure changes that came with this expansion. Attendees of the site visit will learn about the importance of obtaining patient consent, how screenings for opioid use disorders are conducted, how Suboxone is administered, and the avoidance of diversion. The site visit will also cover practices and procedures surrounding release and re-entry planning, including referrals for community care, the provision of pills on release, and discharge documents and program evaluation.