A virtual policy forum sponsored by Rutgers Center for State Health Policy with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Please join us for the second in our series of virtual policy forums discussing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health policy in New Jersey.
This forum, scheduled for October 16, 2020 from 2:00-3:30 PM, will examine the stress and social isolation caused by the pandemic on those suffering with substance use disorders, and the ways in which treatment strategies and mechanisms have changed.
For example, we will explore the future of hospital-based peer recovery programs in light of the continuing access restrictions in health care facilities. We will discuss how the pandemic has been felt by the populations in underserved communities who struggle with addiction, and we will discuss opportunities for multi-sector collaboration to meet these challenges in light of daunting fiscal realities.
Expert panelists include:
• Suzanne Borys, EdD, Assistant Division Director, Planning, Research, Evaluation & Prevention, NJ Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health & Addiction Services
• Robert Budsock, President & CEO, Integrity House
• Joel C. Cantor, ScD, Distinguished Professor & Director, Rutgers Center for State Health Policy
• Stephen Crystal, PhD, Board of Governor’s Professor, Director, Rutgers Institute for Health, Center for Health Services Research
• Heather Ogden, Advocacy Coordinator, National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence New Jersey
• Erin Zerbo, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Rutgers NJ Medical School