This report summarizes what is known about the health of people in prison and jail, the health care they receive, and the effects of incarceration on public health and where and how improvements can be made.
December 1, 2001 | Program Results Report
The Horticultural Society of New York hired a project coordinator a horticultural program that provides education, counseling, job training, and transitional employment to New York City inmates.
August 1, 2000 | Program Results Report
The Institute for Law and Policy Planning, Inc., Berkeley, Calif., carried out a study of tuberculosis (TB) screening and treatment procedures in jails and community-based health care facilities in two representative California counties.
June 24, 2009 | Presentation Material
This slideshow references quotes and statistics which underscore the need for high-quality health care that protects both jail inmates and the public.
One of 10 Forward Promise Innovation Grantees, the Evergreen State College’s educational program, Gateways, offers incarcerated youth the opportunity and support they need to complete their education.
April 27, 2014 | Human Capital Blog Post
For National Minority Health Month, RWJF Scholar Elizabeth Barnert blogs on the need to recognize to address the impact of incarceration on minority health.
April 25, 2014 | Human Capital Blog Post
For National Minority Health Month blog carnival, Raymond Perry blogs on serving minority communities.
March 3, 2014 | Journal Article
More than three decades after the first cases of HIV/AIDS were diagnosed, the benefits of early diagnosis and treatment have been well documented.
February 3, 2014 | New Public Health Post
A key session at the National Association of Counties (NACo) Health Initiatives Forum held last week in San Diego focused on the opportunities and implementation challenges of the Affordable Care Act for inmates of county jails.
November 14, 2013 | New Public Health Post
The Target Corporation, one of the largest employers in the United States, announced that the company will remove the criminal history question from its initial employment application. We spoke with Justin Terrell about jobs and health.
September 10, 2012 | Grantee
Learn how Better Futures Enterprises gives ex-offenders a chance to become productive and valued members of society and connects them with the resources they need—housing, jobs, healthcare, and a supportive community.