The Academic and Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health: Evaluation of its Academic and Scientific Impact

Tuesday, December 1, 2015
The Academic and Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health: Evaluation of its Academic and Scientific Impac
Warren J. Ferguson, MD
University of Massachusetts Medical School

There is limited research and research dissemination on the care of detained persons, often due to barriers to conducting research in correctional settings. Additionally, while concerns exist about the quality of care delivered to inmates, only a small number of academic health science centers provide health care services behind bars. To strengthen the field of academic criminal justice health, the Academic and Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health (AHPCCH) was launched in 2007. Objective: To assess the merits of the conference as a stimulus to advance the field.

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