Transit + Treatment: Effectiveness of Transit System to Improve Substance Abuse and Mental Health in Connecticut

Wednesday, Jan 24, 2024, 12:00pm - Wednesday, Jan 24, 2024, 01:00pm
Increasing access and retention in treatment services is critical to improving health outcomes and reducing substance abuse overdose deaths. This research project tests how a transit system can enhance substance abuse treatment outcomes and reduce provider-level treatment costs for substance abuse amidst the opioid crisis in Connecticut. It also examines how treatment costs differ before and after a new transit line and/or a change in transit service schedules.


- Jeffrey Cohen, PhD | Professor, University of Connecticut
- Steven Huleatt, MPH | Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Grant Manager, Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG)

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