Community-based clinic enhances access to medical care and reduces emergency department visits for chronically ill individuals who have recently been released from prison.
University-based specialists provide initial training and host weekly, case-based consultations with primary care clinicians, enhancing access to hepatitis C care for prisoners and rural patients throughout New Mexico.
A hospital links HIV-positive prisoners to medical care and other social services before and after release to enable successful reentry into the community, leading to enhanced access to these services and less recidivism.
Trained peer mentors guide individuals with mental illness through lectures and interactive exercises that increase their knowledge and ability to manage their illness, making them feel more confident and more connected with others.
A partnership between local jails and community health providers facilitates the provision of appropriate health care to inmates and ensures continued, coordinated care upon their release, leading to reductions in jail violence and deaths and enhanced access to care.
Mobile kiosks enhance access to health information for low-income women with limited literacy, leading to increased motivation to adopt healthier behaviors.
The Michigan Prisoner Reentry Initiative, in partnership with the Muskegon Community Health Project, helps newly released or paroled prisoners access needed health care, contributing to a decline in recidivism.
The Brooklyn Mental Health Court links eligible defendants to long-term treatment and monitoring of their mental health problems as an alternative to incarceration. Early evidence suggests that the program has been successful in reducing recidivism, homelessness, psychiatric hospitalizations, alcohol use, and substance abuse.