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NCJ Number: 64728 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION'S PROGRAM TO IMPROVE HEALTH CARE IN JAILS - FINAL EVALUATION REPORT, YEAR TWO
Author(s): B J ANNO
Corporate Author: B Jaye Anno Associates
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 135
Grant Number: 77-ED-99-0011
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE SECOND YEAR OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION'S (AMA'S) PROGRAM TO IMPROVE HEALTH CARE IN JAILS IS EVALUATED IN THIS REPORT.
Abstract: FROM MARCH 1, 1977, TO MARCH 6, 1978, SECOND YEAR ACTIVITIES WERE AIMED AT CONTINUING THE DEVELOPMENT OF MODELS FOR HEALTH CARE DELIVERY AND UPGRADING JAIL HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS THROUGH IMPLEMENTATION OF THE FIRST-YEAR ACTION PLANS IN EXISTING PILOT SITES AND EXPANSION TO OTHER SITES. ALSO, SECOND-YEAR GOALS WERE TO CONTINUE THE TESTING AND REVISING OF THE STANDARDS ON JAIL HEALTH CARE, TO INITIATE THE ACCREDITATION PROGRAM, STIMULATE INTEREST IN JAIL HEALTH AMONG CORRECTIONAL WORKERS AND HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS (THROUGH MONOGRAPHS, A DOCUMENTARY FILM, AND OTHER PUBLICITY EFFORTS), AND TO HOLD A NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON JAIL HEALTH. STATE PROJECTS ARE BRIEFLY DESCRIBED, ALONG WITH EVALUATION ACTIVITIES AND METHODOLOGIES. THE MAJOR RESEARCH EFFORTS CONSISTED OF THE REAPPLICATION OF THE JAIL PROFILE AND THE INMATE/PATIENT PROFILE TO DOCUMENT THE TYPE AND EXTENT OF CHANGES THAT HAD TAKEN PLACE IN THE PILOT JAILS' HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEMS. ACTIVITIES OF THE PILOT PROJECTS ARE DESCRIBED, AND THE EXTENT OF THEIR INDIVIDUAL PROGRESS IN MEETING BOTH NATIONAL PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS AND PROJECT GOALS ARE NOTED. THE STATES ARE RATED ON THEIR INDIVIDUAL AND COLLECTIVE ACHIEVEMENTS, AND THE CENTRAL STAFF'S ROLE IN RELATIONSHIP TO THE PILOT PROJECTS IS DISCUSSED. THE EXTENT OF IMPLEMENTATION OF THE INDIVIDUAL ACTION PLANS DEVELOPED FOR THE ORIGINAL 30 PILOT SITES IS ALSO EXAMINED. OVERALL, THE AMA JAIL PROGRAM WAS SUCCESSFUL IN THAT STANDARDS WERE PUT INTO FINAL FORM, THE ACCREDITATION PROGRAM WAS LAUNCHED, AND THE CONFERENCE ON HEALTH CARE IN JAILS WAS WELL RECEIVED. PUBLICITY EFFORTS DURING THE SECOND YEAR WERE ALSO GOOD. THE SIX STATE PROJECTS ALSO ADVANCED DURING THIS TIME. FOOTNOTES AND TABULAR DATA ARE INCLUDED. APPENDIXES CONTAIN ABBREVIATIONS, SUGGESTIONS FOR CHANGING THE ACCREDITATION SURVEY WORKSHEETS, AND RELATED MATERIAL.
Index Term(s): American Medical Association (AMA); Inmate Programs; Jails; Medical and dental services; Program evaluation; Standards
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