Addressing a Critical Population
"The AMA has been devoting a lot of attention to the opioid epidemic, and some attention to incarcerated populations, but the issue of pregnant incarcerated people with opioid use disorder has not really crossed its radar. It was very gratifying for them to take an interest and recognize the critical issues that this population faces.”
—Carolyn Sufrin, Johns Hopkins medical anthropologist and obstetrician-gynecologist, who was recently recognized in a report by the American Medical Association and Manatt Health for her work with this group of people. She was among 25 physicians, policymakers, researchers and advocates acknowledged for their innovative work in tackling the opioid epidemic.
Read more about Sufrin’s efforts to meet the health care needs of pregnant incarcerated people: