This module covers the various health and social needs of previously incarcerated individuals with substance use disorders upon returning home to their Washington, D.C. communities. It discusses the resources available to returning citizens, the challenges that these individuals may face, and some strategies providers can use to reduce these challenges. The module also reviews policy recommendations that can better support an individual’s transition from incarceration to reintegration in the community.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the physical health, mental health, and social needs of citizens returning to their Washington, D.C. communities following incarceration.
  • Discuss the existing resources available to returning citizens in Washington, D.C.
  • Assess common barriers faced by returning citizens that impede their successful reintegration into their communities.
  • Consider policy changes that could remediate existing barriers and facilitate the successful transition back into the community.

Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and HealthHIV

Estimated time to complete activity: 30 minutes 
Audience: Providers
Credits Available: AMA, AAPA, ANCC, ASWB, ACPE, CPH 
UAN: JA4008162-9999-21-001-H02-P