Integrating Correctional, Public & Community Health
Correctional, public health and community collaborations are essential to address the myriad health and social needs of people entering and exiting correctional facilities. These include the high rates of chronic and communicable diseases, including COVID-19, associated with socioeconomic and racial disparities in U.S. jails and prisons.
The webinar will discuss approaches to and benefits of establishing strong corrections, correctional health, public health, and community health and social service collaborations.
Evidence-informed interventions using integrative approaches include A Community/Public Health Model of Correctional Health Care and Transitional Care Coordination.
In these models, teams of physicians, nurses, social workers and case managers, based in both correctional and community settings, facilitate continuity of care and services using a warm transition approach for people returning home after incarceration.
The presenters will share a functional assessment tool for comparing local practices with proven approaches and identifying gaps toward local implementation.
This webinar will be informed by the pre-publication final chapter of the upcoming 2nd edition of Bob Greifinger’s Public Health Behind Bars.
* Describe the six core components of a Community/ Public Health Model for Correctional Health
* Discuss the three phases and five core components of transitional care coordination
* Compare these integrative approaches to current practice and identify action steps needed for local implementation
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Alison O Jordan, LCSW co-founder/owner of ACOJA Consulting LLC, a certified Minority/Women-owned Business Enterprise, is a leading national public health professional with more than 25 years of senior government and system management experience. Ms. Jordan serves as an American Public Health Association governing councilor, the APHA representative to NCCHC and NCCHC representative to the Academy of Correctional Health Professionals. She co-created, published and used implementation science to nationally disseminate the evidence-informed intervention, Transitional Care Coordination.
Thomas Lincoln, MD s a primary care physician at Baystate Brightwood Health Center who has dedicated his career to caring for the underserved and incarcerated in Western Massachusetts and beyond. Dr. Lincoln is the medical director of the Hampden County Correctional Centers and is an associate professor of medicine at University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate with 30 peer-reviewed articles, multiple abstracts, and countless national presentations. His team pioneered A Community/Public Health Model for Correctional Health.
$59 (non-academy members), includes the powerpoint presentation, the webinar recording and CE credit - 1.0 hours for ACCME, ADA, ANCC, APA and CCHP