Lauren DiGiovanni, BA
University of New England
College of Osteopathic Medicine
Lauren DiGiovanni is a second-year medical student at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Health, Behavior, and Society in the Department of Public Health from the University of Rochester. Her professional interests include community-engaged approaches to health and wellness promotion.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Interprofessional Student Poster Description: Basic needs that residents reentering the community require are overlooked. Cumberland County Jail (CCJ) provides individuals reentering with the same items that they had on them upon their arrival. Residents reenter the community without the resources they need to support their overall wellbeing. Given the high rates of individuals reentering with SUD, providing individuals with lifesaving materials is exigent. Of the 632 confirmed overdoses, 77% (n =475) were caused by fentanyl or fentanyl analogs (Table 5). According to The Lancet Public Health…