The report examines three case studies. Each are about different health centers which serve justice-involved populations. The webinar provides recommendations for how to best serve justice-involved people, since many are not provided with the appropriate resources after their release.
According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, nearly 40% of individuals in a jail or prison between 2011 and 2012 reported having a chronic health condition. In fact, many of these conditions are developed while in jail, due to weight gain or depression. Diabetes is an example of one of these conditions.
When released, many formerly incarcerated individuals do not know how to properly care for their new or previously existing chronic health condition, leading to further health problems. Without stable housing or ongoing care coordination, their illnesses exacerbate. This demonstrates how housing is vital to justice-involved populations, especially those suffering from health conditions.
CSH’s new report shows how health centers can play an important role in improving the health of justice-involved people and increasing access to medical help for these populations.
CSH works to find solutions in order to provide high-quality supportive housing to the most needy populations. It works with the mission to advance solutions that use housing as a platform for services to improve the lives of the most vulnerable people, maximize public resources and build healthy communities.
CSH prioritizes helping justice-involved populations. The webinar will discuss not only recommendations for health centers, but also provide recommendations for replication in other communities.
Registration is required prior to the webinar, so do so as soon as possible so you can learn more about this vital issue. Remember to tune in on Wednesday, July 18 at 2 PM.