What They’re Watching: Margaret Kirkegaard, Health Management Associates


Eli Kirshbaum


At the 2023 Illinois State of Reform Health Policy Conference, Margaret Kirkegaard, MD, MPH, a principal at Health Management Associates (HMA), spoke with us about HMA’s work to address the social determinants of health and improve care for the incarcerated population.

“[HMA is working] with Illinois jails to help them develop better systems of care for substance use disorder, and in particular, opioid use disorder. And very specifically, to help jails implement strategies to offer mediation-assisted recovery to people who are incarcerated.”