Webinar Recap: Long Acting Medications for Justice-Involved Populations 

On Monday, October 12, more than 100 people across the country attended our second webinar of the series on Long Acting Medications (LAMs). The goal of this session was to inform policymakers and the public about the importance of LAMs for justice-involved populations. Attendees heard from a broad spectrum of speakers – from patient advocates and systems experts to medical professionals and nonprofit leaders –  about their experience with LAMs, treatment barriers both within institutions and in community settings, and successful intervention models for formerly incarcerated individuals. The webinar was cosponsored by the California Access Coalition (CAC) and California Partnership for Access to Treatment (CPAT).

Among the 100 plus attendees were California State Senators Jim Beall and Scott Wiener, who each provided welcome remarks to the audience and discussed the importance of access to behavioral health treatment and medications. Use the access code “CAC2020!” to view the recording to the webinar.

We want to thank our brilliant speakers and panelists:

 

  • Senator Jim Beall, California State Senate

  • Senator Scott Wiener, California State Senate

  • Kathy Day, MPA, Founder and President, Pro Caregiver Consultants

  • Rimal B. Bera, MD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UC Irvine School of Medicine

  • Ed Morales, MD, Chief Psychiatrist, CA Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

  • Jevon Johnson, MD, Psychiatrist, CA Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

  • Mack Jenkins, MS, Retired Chief Probation Officer & Council Member of Council on Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health

  • David Dadiomov, PharmD, BCPP, Clinical Assistant Professor, USC School of Pharmacy

  • Joshua Greer, Patient Advocate, Behavioral Health Re-integration

  • Jonathan Porteus, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, WellSpace Health

  • Vimal Bhanvadia, CEO, Advantage HealthCare Services

  • Adrienne Lee, Project Manager, Advantage HealthCare Services

As promised, please find the meeting materials below:

Senator Jim Beall

Senator Scott Wiener

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Many thanks to our Cosponsor for making this event possible!

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