This funding will support publication of findings from the December 2012 Workshop on Health and Incarceration, jointly sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and Institute of Medicine to help inform a current study by an NAS ad hoc committee on the causes and consequences of and alternatives to high rates of incarceration in the United States. A range of experts reviewed research findings and presented testimony on the broad array of health issues affecting correctional populations, as well as on the unprecedented opportunities to address fundamental health and public health issues that will result from the implementation of health reform under the Affordable Care Act. Key elements of this workshop align with and advance the work of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Community Oriented Correctional Health Services program, which has assumed a leading role in maximizing opportunities emerging from present health reform efforts to improve the health of jail populations. The summary proceedings, to be published by the National Academies Press, concisely present the relevant research literature and perspectives coming out of the December workshop. The report will be made available in print and electronic form. Copies will be distributed to workshop participants, policy officials at federal and state levels, and sponsoring-agency staff.
Amount Awarded $25,000.00
Awarded on: 3/28/2013
Time frame: 4/15/2013 - 10/14/2013
Grant Number: 70863