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Featured committee: Justice-Impacted and Incarcerated Health
Dedicated to advancing the multiple public health areas intersecting with justice systems. Key topic areas: disparities, human rights, behavioral health, chronic care, transitional care, and special populations. The JIIH committee maintains a listserv of over 200 members and experts issuing periodic newsletters to announce Upcoming Events, Articles and Resources, and Notes from Members. For APHA Annual Meetings, JIIH distributes a list of Sections seeking Abstracts in Key Topic Areas and a user friendly Directory of JIIH Sessions of Interest by date, time and location. The listserv is also a useful networking tool, connecting those looking for experts in their regions or best practice guidelines.
AETC National Resource Center Health Disparities Collaborative Webinar: Addressing Health Disparities Among Incarcerated and Recently Incarcerated Populations webinar recording
The Health Resources Services Administration’s Special Projects of National Significance publishes training manuals, curricula and webinars on key topic areas through its TARGET Center's iHiP Integrating HIV Innovative Practices website
- Reentry Central: The National Website on Reentry for news and information on the subject of reentry and related criminal justice issues.
News and Publications:
A Minnesota proposal aims to create a recovery center or those living with mental illness who have been arrested, as a possible diversion from jail.
Consumer Rights Come to Jail: How the Affordable Care Act Changes the Rights of Individuals Pending Disposition, COCHS’ Daniel J. Mistak, describes how the ACA endows individuals pending disposition with new consumer rights -- and the implications of those rights.