Prisoners

Innovations

Community-Based Clinic Enhances Access to Medical Care and Reduces Emergency Department Visits for Chronically Ill Recently Released Prisoners 05/04/11

The Transitions Clinic Program reaches out to individuals who have recently been released from prison who suffer from chronic health conditions, providing them with transitional and primary health...

Specialists Train and Support Rural and Prison-Based Primary Care Clinicians, Enhancing Access to Hepatitis C Care 03/15/11

As part of Project Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (Project ECHO), specialists at the Albuquerque-based University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center train community- and prison-...

Hospital Successfully Links Recently Released, HIV-Positive Prisoners to Medical, Mental Health, and Social Services, Reducing Recidivism 02/17/11

Through Project Bridge, Miriam Hospital links HIV-positive prisoners to community-based medical care and social services to enable successful reentry into the community. Beginning a few months...

Peer-Based, Interactive Sessions Empower Individuals to Live Successfully With Serious Mental Illness 07/28/10

In partnership with community-based organizations such as hospitals, mental health centers, and jails, the National Alliance on Mental Illness Peer-to-Peer Recovery Education Program is a...

Community Health Center-Jail Partnerships Improve Care During and After Incarceration, Reduce Jail-Based Violence and Deaths and Enhance Access to Community-Based Care 09/08/09

Community Oriented Correctional Health Services fosters partnerships between local jails and community health centers. Under these agreements, the jail contracts for the provision of health care...

QualityTools

National Commission on Correctional Health Care: Nursing Chronic Disease Flowsheet 06/07/11

This flowsheet can help correctional health care professionals effectively manage diseases commonly found in jails, prisons, and juvenile confinement facilities. It is designed to be used for a nursing chronic disease visit that occurs between a...

National Commission on Correctional Health Care: Chronic Disease Clinic Followup Form 06/07/11

This form can help correctional health care professionals effectively manage diseases commonly found in jails, prisons, and juvenile confinement facilities. It is used to follow a patient with a single or multiple chronic diseases. The sheet...

Is the Community Oriented Correctional Health Services Program Right for Your Community? 10/27/09

Community Oriented Correctional Health Services (COCHS) is a program that fosters partnerships between local correctional facilities and local health care providers to provide quality care inside a correctional facility, and to connect returning...

Community Oriented Correctional Health Services Mapping Arrestee Population Tool (COCHS M.A.P. Tool©) 10/02/09

Community Oriented Correctional Health Services Mapping Arrestee Population Tool (COCHS M.A.P. Tool (c) ) is a Web-based program that allows correctional center staff to locate community services such as health clinics, mental health...

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Prevention Information Network (NPIN) Tuberculosis (TB) 12/17/07

This Web site presents information about tuberculosis (TB). It is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) National Prevention Information Network (NPIN).

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