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The opioid epidemic: What it means for TANF participants and how to effectively serve them

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Monday, June 18, 2018 - 11:30
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Orrell, Brent
DiSalvo, Clare
Compton, Wilson
Feese, Tonya
Germain, Justin
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Washington, DC
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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Opioid use disorder disproportionately affects low-income populations and research suggests that it is a significant barrier to employment. This session provided an introduction to opioid use disorder and effective treatment strategies, present current research on the prevalence of the disorder among TANF recipients, and showcase one state’s efforts to identify TANF recipients and others struggling with the disorder and connect them to treatment. Clare DiSalvo (Administration for Children and Families/Business Strategy Consultants) served as the moderator and Brent Orrell (ICF International) served as the discussant.


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