Best Practices for Running a MAT Program 

Considered the gold standard of care for OUD and repeatedly shown to increase positive health outcomes, medication-assisted treatment has been increasingly offered in correctional settings in recent years. However, challenges arise when implementing and running MAT programs within correctional settings. Based on experiences from across the country, this expert panel will provide an overview of essential MAT program components and explore in-depth strategies to securing buy-in from medical and custody staff, minimizing medication diversion, conducting program evaluation, and overcoming common challenges to becoming an accredited OTP. 


Educational objectives:

• Describe common challenges regarding provision of MAT

• Discuss strategies to overcome such challenges 

• Provide practical advice on OTP accreditation


Claire Wolfe, MA, MPH, CCHP, Program Manager, NCCHC Resources

Richard Forbus, CCHP, Vice President of Program Development, National Commission on Correctional Health Care

Robert Simon MEd, NCC, CCHP, Opioid Treatment Program Manager, National Commission on Correctional Health Care

Webinar Fee:

$65 ($55 for CCHPs), includes access to the power point presentation, the webinar recording and CE credit – 1.00 hours for ACCME, ANCC, APA, and CCHP.

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When and Where
  • 6/15/2023 2:00 PM CDT
  • 6/15/2023 3:00 PM CDT
  • Webinar
  • Chicago
  • IL