2020 Plenary Speaker: Dr. David Rosen
We are pleased to announce that this year's plenary speaker, for the 13th Academic Health & Policy Conference on Correctional Health, will be Dr. David Rosen.
David Rosen, PhD, MD is an epidemiologist and health services researcher with over twenty years of experience conducting research in criminal justice settings. His research includes broad assessments of disease prevalence, healthcare utilization, and mortality among incarcerated populations, and he has conducted numerous studies examining the use of health services among incarcerated persons living with HIV. Dr. Rosen has led four NIH-funded “mixed methods” research projects of incarcerated persons and their healthcare providers, utilizing linkage between correctional and public health datasets, surveys and indepth interviews. Dr. Rosen completed all of his training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he is an Assistant Professor in the School of Medicine and an adjunct Assistant Professor within the School of Public Health.
2020 Keynote Speaker : Dr. Homer Venters
Call for Abstracts! 13th Academic & Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health
Submission Deadline is September 5, 2019 at 9pm EST
CONFERENCE LEARNING OBJECTIVES
- Learn about emerging research at the intersection of health and criminal justice 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 criminal justice 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 criminal justice health
PRESENTATION TYPES AND DESCRIPTIONS
- 60 minute presentations: Intended for facilitated panels, policy presentations, or research skills training designed for audience engagement.
- 30 minute presentations: Intended for extensive presentations which engage more audience input. Examples might include works in progress, research methods presentations or practice transformation.
- 15 minute presentation: Intended for concise 12- minute presentation on completed research or research in progress with 3 minutes of Q&A
- Poster Presentation: The poster format may be used for submissions of research results or other types of communications, e.g. policy, works in progress, research methods, practice transformation, etc.
TOPICS OF INTEREST
- Community reentry
- Health policy
- Implementation Science and Clinical Translation
- Juvenile Justice
- Mental Health
- Practice Redesign
- Primary Care
- Public Health
- Ethics of Clinical Practice and Research
- Special Populations
- Substance Use Disorders
- Infections from Injection Drug Use (HIV, HCV)
- Community based participatory research
- Clinical controversies on health care delivery behind bars
- How relevant and specific the topic is to criminal justice health
- The scientific strength of the submission
- The expertise of the authors on the topic
- How unique/new the topic/content is
- How well written the abstract is
- How well the teaching design/plan for use of time matches the goal and content of the session
- The degree and nature of planned audience participation.
Submission Guidelines for 15-Minute Papers
· These categories are intended for streamlined presentation of research results.
· The author(s) should submit a structured abstract with the following mandatory sections:
· Research goal(s) and/or question(s) or hypothesis(es)
· Limitations (if any)
While we will accept submissions for which results are pending or preliminary, these submissions will not be ranked as highly as submissions that are complete.
Submission Guidelines for Posters
If submitting a poster of research results, the abstract should follow the “Submission Guidelines for 15-Minutes Papers” above. If submitting a poster with a different type of communication, the abstract should follow “Submission Guidelines for 30-Minute and 60-Minute Presentations” above (except that the factor regarding “teaching design/plan for use of time” may be ignored).
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 person- first 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
SAVE THE DATE: 13th Academic & Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health to take place at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley April 2-3, 2020
13th Academic & Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health to take place at Raleigh Crabtree Marriott, Raleigh, NC
We are delighted to announce that this year's conference will take place at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley. We have a special conference rate of $175/ night
Our conference discount will be available until Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Join us April 2-3 in Raleigh, NC
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.
Alexander Davis Love
Nora Abo Sido
Kristen Elin Smith
Community Based Stakeholders
MaDonna Marie Garcia- Crowley
Raymond M. Perez
Robert Nixon, Jr.
Warren J. Ferguson Scholarship
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!
Registration for the event has also opened:
Registration Fees until February 15th/ After February 15th
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!
We look forward to working with you in Las Vegas March 21-22, 2019!
Call for Scholarship Applications!
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.