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RCORP - Rural Center of Excellence on SUD Prevention

Patient Engagement at a Transitions Clinic Network Program

Patient Engagement at a Transitions Clinic Network Program

Patient engagement is enhanced when community health workers with lived experience of incarceration are embedded within healthcare teams. Additionally, healthcare teams are trained to work effectively with CHWs, to be culturally responsive, and to apply non-stigmatizing and trauma-informed strategies. A program’s relationships with community stakeholders and knowledge of local community resources allow for coordination of services and wrap-around support for patients.

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Diagram with patient at center and services and supports around them.

 

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