The group schooling facet of the VOICE initiative is ramping up, with two main occasions in mid-March on the Viterbo campus.
On March 12, Viterbo will host the primary Viterbo VOICE City Corridor, an advocacy occasion associated to coverage points centered on opioid and substance-use prevention, therapy and restoration providers. As a part of the grant, the VOICE program could have two such city corridor occasions per 12 months.
The city corridor will concentrate on Wisconsin’s coverage of terminating Medicaid advantages for jail inmates. Wisconsin is one among solely 16 states that terminate Medicaid advantages for inmates moderately than suspending them.
In states like Wisconsin that terminate the advantages, inmates should reapply for advantages when they’re launched, which implies they’ve to attend roughly a month earlier than they’ve protection.
In accordance with the Nationwide Sheriffs’ Affiliation, roughly half of the 10 million individuals locked up yearly have substance abuse points. If the inmates with substance abuse points have a delay in protection, Murray stated, they gained’t get assist that might preserve them from bouncing again into jail.
On March 13, the college will host the Viterbo VOICE Opioid Restoration Summit, a daylong academic occasion in partnership with La Crosse’s Alliance to HEAL (Halting the Results of Habit Domestically).
Matters on the agenda embrace new approaches to ache administration and identification of dangerous customers, coordinated group response to the opioid disaster, built-in behavioral well being, trauma-informed care, and extra.