More than 2 million people are incarcerated in the United States. Justice-involved populations experience high rates of chronic medical conditions, and substance abuse and mental illness are prevalent. Health and criminal justice agencies face a significant challenge in providing appropriate, high-quality and cost-effective care to these individuals.
Our research-driven approach has led us to create technical, academic, and policy supports for those in the criminal justice health field, including the Academic Consortium on Criminal Justice Health and the Academic and Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health.
Our work focuses on:
- Managing financial risk while enhancing the quality of clinical care
- Promoting education for health care workers and inmates
- Collaborating with key community, state and federal agencies, along with area health systems
- Facilitating comprehensive health care reintegration initiatives, including enrollment in Medicare
- Making connections with community providers for care and treatment upon release for clinically compromised inmates