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NCJ Number: 202811 Find in a Library
Title: Discharge Planning and Community Case Management for HIV-Infected Inmates: Collaboration Enhances Public Health and Safety
Journal: Corrections Today  Volume:65  Issue:6  Dated:October 2003  Pages:80-82
Author(s): Roberto Hugh Potter
Date Published: October 2003
Page Count: 3
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article focuses on collaboration efforts between corrections and public health personnel in order to identify and treat inmates with various communicable diseases.
Abstract: In 1999, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Health Resources Service Administration (HRSA) partnered to provide funding in order to manage a corrections-to-community HIV discharge planning and case management demonstration project. The States of California, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, New York, and New Jersey, and Cook County, Ill, were selected as demonstration sites. This demonstration project assumes that individuals who engage in high-risk health behaviors are hard to reach with public health services in the community, and through cooperative partnerships various programs may be implemented in order to provide disease prevention messages, STD screening, HIV counseling and testing, and hepatitis B and C prevention, treatment information, and services. Following a discussion concerning the relatively low cost of funding the programs within the demonstration project, the article indicates that the demonstration program’s various successful projects validate the importance of strong corrections-public health collaborations in order to effectively combat communicable diseases.
Main Term(s): Correctional planning; Inmate health care; Public Health Service
Index Term(s): AIDS/HIV in correctional facilities; Communicable diseases; Hepatitis; Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS); Program evaluation
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