This renewal funding will support Rosenberg & Associates in continuing the work previously conducted under the auspices of COCHS Inc. (Community Oriented Correctional Health Services) to promote connectivity between correctional health care in jails and in juvenile detention centers and community health care providers through demonstrated best practices and policies. The COCHS model promotes a proven approach, identified as such by the correctional and public health fields. Through convenings, policy analysis, and technical assistance, this work will capitalize on the coverage and systems changes established in the Affordable Care Act to integrate county jails and the health care they provide with the broader community's safety net. Specific deliverables will be to (1) provide technical assistance to the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General and county jurisdictions the state is funding; (2) facilitate technical assistance meetings with federal agencies and with stakeholder groups; (3) convene two conferences on integrating jails' health information technology with health information exchanges; and (4) continue to pursue opportunities in California and New York to demonstrate how to integrate health homes with local jails.
Amount Awarded $1,449,111.00
Awarded on: 1/4/2012
Time frame: 1/1/2012 - 9/30/2012
Grant Number: 69811