Conference News

Luxor Hotel & Casino Conference Rate Deadline in 1 Week!

There is one week left to reserve our conference hotel rate at the Luxor Hotel & Casino! After next Wednesday, rates will be based on the hotel's availability! Reserve your room today for the Academic & Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health https://bit.ly/2GZ2JXs

2019 Scholarship Recipients Announced!

Congratulations to our 2019 Scholarship Recipients!

Thanks to generous funding from the The Jacob & Valeria Langeloth Foundation and the National Institute on Drug Abuse, we are able to invite the following scholars to attend the 12th Academic Health & Policy Conference on Correctional Health! Each scholar submitted their applications this past Fall which were peer reviewed by 2 ACCJH Board of Directors to determine 2019 recipients. These scholars are made up junior investigators, students, and community- based stakeholders who are passionate about social justice, criminal justice reform and stimulating growth in community based participatory research.

Junior Investigators  

Thomas Blue
Alexander Davis Love
Kimberly Dong
Stacey Houston
Benjamin Howell
Stefanie Rezansoff
Lisa Scholin
Nora Abo Sido

Students 

Joella Adams
Linsey Belisle
Craig Cumming 
Kristen Elin Smith
Katherine Ku
Alexandria Macmadu
Megan Reed

Community Based Stakeholders 

MaDonna Marie Garcia- Crowley
Allicia Arredondo
Raymond M. Perez
Zahara Green
Ron Self
Robert Nixon, Jr.
Malcolm Lytell
Ron Hladky

 

 Warren J. Ferguson Scholarship

Margaret Erickson

 

2019 Plenary Speaker: Dr. Anne Spaulding

We are pleased to announce that this year's plenary speaker, for the 12th Academic Health & Policy Conference on Correctional Health, will be Dr. Anne Spaulding. 

Anne Spaulding MD MPH is a physician-researcher who has worked in the area of HIV among incarcerated persons for the past 16 years. She served as medical director for the Rhode Island Department of Corrections, a combined jail/prison system, for the first 5 ½ years after her fellowship training in infectious disease. After spending two years at the Center for Disease Control, where she focused on correctional public health, she assumed the position of Associate Medical Director in the Georgia Prison System. She joined the Department of Epidemiology at Rollins School of Public Health in October 2005. Projects have included serving as Principal Investigator for the Evaluation and Support Center of a $22M, six year initiative funded by HRSA on linkage of jail inmates to HIV primary care and a CDC-funded project to integrate HIV testing into the intake process at Fulton County Jail. Jail nurses were trained to conduct confidential, rapid, opt-out HIV testing. That project gave over 50 persons, including many Black men who have sex with men, the opportunity to learn for the first time that they were HIV infected. She has authored over 50 papers on infectious diseases and other health issues specific to correctional settings.Dr. Anne Spaulding is director of the Preparedness in Jails Project, part of the Emory PERRC Translation and Dissemination Initiative. Dr. Spaulding has spent years working in healthcare in correctional facilities. During the Emory PERRC, Dr. Spaulding led a project surveying jails regarding their level of preparedness during the H1N1 pandemic. Currently, Dr. Spaulding is an associate professor in the epidemiology department, renowned for her expertise in correctional healthcare epidemiology.  

 

 

2019 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Christopher Jones

We are pleased to announce that this year's keynote speaker, for the 12th Academic Health & Policy Conference on Correctional Health, will be Dr. Christopher Jones.

Dr. Christopher Jones currently serves as Senior Advisor and Director of Strategy and Innovation in the CDC Injury Center. As Senior Advisor, he provides strategic policy and scientific direction and coordination on a broad range of injury and violence topics including drug overdose, suicide, and adverse childhood experiences. In addition, as the Director of Strategy and Innovation, he leads strategic planning efforts and the development of innovations across Injury Center programs and topics; leads a team of scientist and public health practitioners to advance innovative approaches to using data to inform prevention efforts, builds partnerships to advance public health data and surveillance, and strengthens interagency and nongovernmental collaborations on injury and violence prevention; and serves as a senior scientist conducting epidemiological and policy research. Prior to joining CDC, he served as the first Director of the National Mental Health and Substance Use Policy Laboratory at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). During his career, Dr. Jones has served as Acting Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Science and Data Policy and Director of the Division of Science Policy in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), senior advisor in the Office of the Commissioner at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and led the CDC’s drug abuse and overdose activities, among other assignments as a U.S. Public Health Service commissioned corps officer. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Reinhardt College, his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Mercer University, his Master of Public Health degree from New York Medical College, and is currently completing his Doctorate of Public Health in Heath Policy at The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health.

 

2019 Conference Schedule Available and Registration is Open!

 

We are very excited to announce that the 2019 Academic & Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health schedule is available- with a record number of presentations! 

2019 Conference Schedule

Registration for the event has also opened:

Tuition:

Registration Fees until February 15th/ After February 15th

  • ACCJH Members: $350 / $375

  • Non-Members: $525/ $550 (includes 1 year of ACCJH Individual Membership!)

  • Students: $200 / $225 with membership only. Student membership to ACCJH is FREE! Register as a member to receive the discounted rate!

 

REGISTER HERE

 

We look forward to working with you in Las Vegas March 21-22, 2019!

Call for Scholarship Applications!

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

  JUNIOR INVESTIGATOR & STUDENT SCHOLARS

 The Academic Consortium on Criminal Justice Health is pleased to open the application process for scholarships to the 12th Academic and Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health. This year's conference will take place March 21st & 22nd at the Luxor Hotel & Casino. We are pleased to announce that 8 scholarships are available to junior investigators with funding from the National Institute of Drug Abuse and the Langeloth Foundation. Learn more about junior investigator and student scholarships.

 

 COMMUNITY BASED STAKEHOLDERS 

With a generous grant from the Jacob and Valeria Langeloth Foundation, the Academic Consortium is pleased to offer scholarships to the 12th Academic and Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health in Las Vegas, Nevada March 21-22. 2019. We welcome applications from individuals whose professional and volunteer work focuses on health issues facing justice involved individuals and citizens who are incarcerated or who have returned to the community. Community health workers, advocates, patient navigators, case managers and other allied professionals or volunteers are encouraged to apply. Learn more about community based stakeholder scholarships.

 

SAVE THE DATE: 12th Academic & Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health to take place at Luxor Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV!

 

We are delighted to announce that this year's conference will take place at the Luxor Resort and Casino. We have a special conference rate of $80/ night + $30 resort fee (standard for Las Vegas) with a total of just $110/ night! 

Our conference discount will be available until Wednesday, February 27, 2019. 

Join us March 21-22, 2019 in Las Vegas!

Reserve your room today!

Call for Abstracts! 12th Academic Health & Policy Conference on Correctional Health

Submission Deadline September 4, 2018 at 9pm EST

CONFERENCE LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Learn about emerging research across the field and gain skill in designing applied research and program evaluation
  • Network with a multidisciplinary group of participants concerned with the acquisition of new knowledge in correctional health practices
  • Gain new skills to develop academic-correctional health partnerships and overcome barriers to research in your institution
  • Reflect on emerging health policy issues in correctional health and criminal justice

PRESENTATION TYPES AND DESCRIPTIONS

  • 60 minute seminars: for facilitated policy discussions, panels or research skills training 
  • 30 minutes lectures: detailed 20 minute topic presentation with 10 minute of Q&A 
  • 15 minute peer papers: tight 10 minute presentation on completed or in progress projects with 5 minutes of Q&A
  • Poster Presentations

TOPICS OF INTEREST

The conference accepts proposed presentations or posters for consideration on any area of criminal justice health (see list of potential tracks below)
 
  • Community reentry
  • Health policy
  • Implementation Science and Clinical Translation
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Mental Health
  • Policy 
  • Practice Redesign 
  • Primary Care 
  • Public Health 
  • Research
  • Ethics of Clinical Practice and Research 
  • Special Populations
  • Substance Abuse 
  • Infections from Injection Drug Use (HIV, HCV)
  • Community based participatory research
  • Clinical controversies on health care delivery behind bars

GLOSSARY OF SUGGESTED TERMS

The Board of Directors of ACCJH is conscious of stigmatizing terminology which is often used to describe justice involved persons and populations. As such, we are promoting first-person language which we believe is more humanizing, to describe people who are involved in the criminal justice system. We support recommendations by the Osborne Association and seek to eliminate stigmatizing language in conference print materials, proceedings and presentations. To that end, we ask proposers to exclude the terms below from their proposals and presentations, substituting them with the suggested (or similar) terms.

 

Terms to be avoided                                                                             Preferred terms

Convict, Con, Inmate, Prisoner                                                            Person who is incarcerated

Offender, Criminal                                                                           Person in pre-trial or with charge

Parolee                                                                                                 Justice-involved person

Ex-Con                                                                                            Formerly incarcerated person

Parolee                                                                                            Person on parole or probation

 

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Call for Proposals: Enlightened Justice: Advancing Treatment | November 14-16, 2018 | Hyatt Regency – Jersey City, NJ

Enlightened Justice: Advancing Treatment

November 14-16, 2018 | Hyatt Regency – Jersey City, NJ

Call for Proposals

Deadline to submit: Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at Noon Eastern Time
 
Thank you for responding to the AAJ 2018 Call for Proposals.  We are thrilled that you are interested in sharing your expertise with other members. This document aims to answer the most frequently asked questions about the Call for Proposals process. Please take a minute to review it before you submit your final proposals.

Basic information

Who should submit the proposal?
The person submitting the proposal will act as the session organizer. They will serve as the primary contact with AIA staff. The organizer may be the primary speaker, a logistical contact for the primary presenter or a planning committee volunteer. The organizer will be responsible for following the submission guidelines and meeting deadlines for preparation and delivery. The organizer will be responsible for communicating with their entire speaker panel.  

Conference theme
According to the National Alliance on Mental Health, it is estimated more than 2 million arrests in the US involve people with serious mental illnesses.  The National Conference of State Legislatures acknowledges an important and intersecting area of criminal justice and health policy is how to better handle a person with a mental illness who becomes involved in the criminal justice system. People who are experiencing a mental health crisis are more likely to encounter police than get medical help, again, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.  As a result, 64% of jail inmates have a mental health problem, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

Agencies and officials at many stages of the criminal justice system face the challenge of responding effectively to these needs. State legislatures are interested in how policies can achieve better results for individuals and both systems.

The 2018 Academy of Architecture for Justice Conference will provide a venue for us to rethink and reassess.  We will carry on and integrate what we have been exploring at our national conferences the past several years up to this conference focusing on collaborative inter- and transdisciplinary design.  Just as we want our politicians to cross the aisle and work together, we need to tear down silos and partner with our fellow knowledge communities, such as the Academy of Architecture for Health and other allies, for their expertise.  Together, we can disrupt and redefine how we as architects, owners and affiliates address our mental health crisis with our justice facilities.

The theme for the 2018 conference builds on previous conference themes (social justice, challenging the status quo, transdisciplinary justice) and focuses on the mental health crisis in the justice system.   The conference will continue to highlight traditional justice building types (corrections/detention, courts and law enforcement), but we highly encourage presenters to focus on innovative solutions / concepts that address the mental health crisis through a lens of community engagement, treatment, and operations that transcends building type. Collaborating with other AIA Knowledge Communities such as the Academy of Architecture for Healthcare (AAH) is encouraged. Additionally, collaborating with other subject matter experts including but not limited to policymakers, healthcare practitioners and community advocates is encouraged.

Discounts and travel
The AIA will offer a reduced registration fee for all presenters. Please note: No reimbursement is available for travel or lodging costs.

Timeline
02/15/18              – Call for Proposals Released
05/01/18              – Due Date
05/17/18              – Proposal Decision Communicated

Submission and Review Process

Proposals will be assessed by a group of peer reviewers comprised of subject matter experts in the justice architecture industry and evaluated according to the criteria below.

  • Proposals are rated, ranked and selected based on the following criteria:
    • Topic discussed is an objective best practice
    • Relevance of the content to the conference theme
    • Solutions that are innovative and/or an emerging practice trend

Title: The title should be a short, benefits-oriented statement of no more than eight words. The AIA reserves the right to edit and adjust the title to meet AIA/CES requirements. Once a proposal is accepted, session titles may not be changed except by the AIA.

Session summary:  This is essentially an elevator pitch. Speaking directly to the prospective attendees, briefly state what the session is about; what they will gain by attending; what new information or emerging trends will be addressed. Provide a snapshot of your session from the beginning to the end, if possible.

Learner outcomes
In this section, we are looking for measurable results that will come from your presentation ‐‐ what the learner (attendee, participant, etc.) will be able to do after attending your presentation. Please list four (4) measurable outcomes; proposals will not be considered without valid Learner Outcomes.

Learner Outcomes are best expressed by using active verbs such as: identify, discover, practice, describe, chart, define, list, etc. For example: “By the end of this presentation, participants will be able to identify key skills needed to influence change”.

 
Delivery style: To deliver engaging and interactive learning, AIA will give preference to proposals that promote audience participation and engagement over lecture‐style and/or one‐way panel presentations. Examples of such formats include:

  • Panel Discussion: Group of experts discussing emerging trends or innovative topics; engaging the audience in peer-to-peer discussion. *Incorporating AIA emerging professionals in panel discussions is preferred.
  • Case Study: A single or short shortlist of projects presented with facts, problems, and data with questions to generate discussion and solutions. * Incorporating Project architects, owners, users, and/or subject matter experts in panel discussions is preferred.
  • Workshop: An AAJ committee may request a space/time for a working session.
  • Plenary / Keynote (internal use only)
  • Tour (internal use only)

Speaker leads: Demonstrate to the peer reviewers that you have identified who has the expertise necessary to present the content you have outlined. Due to the complexity of most topics presented, the peer reviewers expect many viewpoints to be represented.  We would like to get a sense of who are you engaging to join your panel. We encourage you to include names where known and roles for all. Identify qualifications and expertise of each presenter.

Editing your submission
Please note, if you wish to begin completing the form and plan to edit your answers later, you will receive an “edit link” in a confirmation email after you press [Submit]. If you wish to add a required item in later, you will still have to enter some text (such as "edit later") into the field to submit. We will not check final submissions until after the due date.

We also highly recommend writing your answers out in a text or Word document and pasting them into the form in case there are any errors with submission.

Submissions

Notifications 
All submitters will receive an automated email confirmation of their submission was received. If you do not receive an email confirmation, contact Bruce Bland at bbland@aia.org or 202-626-7557.

Get started now! 

Deadline to submit: Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at Noon Eastern Time

 

2018 Scholarship Recipients Announced!

Congratulations to our 2018 Scholarship Recipients!

Thanks to generous funding from the The Jacob & Valeria Langeloth Foundation and the National Institute on Drug Abuse, we are able to invite the following scholars to attend the 11th Academic Health & Policy Conference on Correctional Health! Each scholar submitted their applications this past Fall which were peer reviewed by 2 ACCJH Board of Directors to determine 2018 recipients. These scholars are made up junior investigators, students, and community- based stakeholders who are passionate about social justice, criminal justice reform and stimulating growth in community based participatory research.

Junior Investigators  

Thomas Blue
Breana Castonguay
Laurel Davis
Alexandria Macmadu
Annelise Mennicke
Stephanie Grace Prost
Gambhir Shrestha
Tonya Van Deinse 

Students 

Joella W.Adams
Amanda Bunting
Angela Di Paola
Rachel Ekaireb
Kristen Elin Smith
Venita Embry
Erin McCauley
Anh Nguyen

Community Based Stakeholders 

Torrey Alendus- Green
Brenda Baker
Dionne Dempster
MaDonna Marie Garcia- Crowley
Monya Harper-Harris
Ronald Sanders
Ida Terry

 Warren J. Ferguson Scholarship

Precious Bedell

 

 

 

 

 

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