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A New Way Home: Medicaid & Reentry Symposium

April 1, 2024

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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WCC; 2036 Milstein East BC

State Medicaid programs have begun exploring new pathways to improve linkage and access to health care for people reentering the community from jails and prisons. The transition from incarceration back to the community is notoriously fraught with competing, complex social and behavioral health needs, as well as staggering rates of overdose and other adverse health events. With innovative state policymaking through the use of 1115 waivers for pre-release Medicaid coverage currently underway, there is a unique opportunity to identify and promote best practices for improving health outcomes and reducing costly reliance on emergency services.

On April 1, 2024, join the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School (CHLPI) and the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute (MLRI) for “A New Way Home: Medicaid and Reentry Symposium.”

The Symposium will highlight opportunities and limitations related to Medicaid 1115 Waivers, encourage networking amongst stakeholders involved in the policymaking process, and explore barriers and solutions to collaboration.

Programming will kick off with a keynote speech by Vikki Wachino, Executive Director of the Health And Reentry Project (HARP). The event will then feature four moderated discussions:

  • Connecting to Community: Meeting Health-Related Social Needs During Reentry
  • Involving the People Most Impacted in Program Design
  • Cross Sector Collaboration: Breaking Silos and Building Bridges
  • Disrupting Roads to Incarceration Through Reinvestment in Health

Additional details on speakers are forthcoming.

Date: April 1, 2024, 9:00am – 6:00pm (EST)
Location: Wasserstein Hall, WCC 2036
Harvard Law School
18 Everett Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Food: Lunch will be provided, and the event will be followed by an evening reception with light food and drinks.

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