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July 10, 2017

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CONFERENCE LEARNING OBJECTIVES

July 07, 2017

The Correctional Health Conference provides a forum for researchers, clinicians, administrators, educators, policy makers, and grant funding leaders to network, share evidence, and learn about emerging research and relevant policy updates in the field of correctional health care. This year's conference is taking place at the Omni Houston Hotel, Houston, TX.

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Over 100 million Americans have criminal records, and the U.S. incarcerates seven times more citizens than most developed countries. The burden of incarceration disproportionately affects people of color and ethnic minorities, and those living in poverty. While 95% of incarcerated people return to society, recidivism rates are high with nearly 75% arrested again within five years of release. Criminal records impede access to employment and other social services such as shelter and health care.

Academic health centers (AHCs), particularly those that are publicly funded institutions, have as their mission the treatment of disadvantaged populations, the training of the next generation of clinicians, and the development and dissemination of new knowledge to reduce the burden of disease and improve the health of individuals and populations. Incarcerated populations have the most prevalent and acute disease burden and health disparities in the United States, even in comparison with inner-city populations.

As pandemic influenza becomes an increasing threat, partnerships between public health and correctional facilities are necessary to prepare criminal justice systems adequately. In September 2007, the Planning for Pandemic Influenza in Prison Settings Conference took place in Georgia. This article describes the collaboration and ongoing goals established between administrative leaders and medical staff in Georgia prison facilities and public health officials. Sessions covered topics such as nonpharmaceutical interventions, health care surge capacity, and prison-community interfaces.

Industry News

May 13, 2017

The secret to preventing youth violence isn't particularly elusive or mysterious.

Community and family engagement are the key, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

May 12, 2017

FAR MORE has to be done to improve the opportunities for health and social rehabilitation from crime, according to expert reviews into the state of Scotland’s prison system. 

May 11, 2017

Centurion Of Florida been chosen to provide correctional healthcare services for florida department of corrections in South Florida.

Blog

Warren Ferguson
February 07, 2017

AS A PHYSICIAN, who treats and supports individuals battling substance abuse, I try to be available when the call for help comes, especially from those involved with the criminal justice system.

The call for help from John, a former inmate who has struggled with addiction and cycled in and out of prison, arrived via text from an unrecognized number. He went MIA awhile back, after being a no-show for buprenorphine to treat his addiction to heroin.

“I need your help.”

July 14, 2016
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How long does it take for a paradigm shift to become policy? For the United States, it took 102 years to change our ideas around substance abuse and pass the Comprehensive Addiction Recovery Act (CARA). In 1914, the federal government enacted the Harrison Narcotic Control Act, the first comprehensive legislation to address substance use and abuse in our country.  It was a pivotal act, as it addressed what we now know is a disease, as criminal acts.

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