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NCJ Number: 68724 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: MEDICAL CARE AND HEALTH SERVICES IN CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS - FINAL REPORT
Corporate Author: Michigan Dept of Corrections
Office of Health Care
Correctional Health Care Program
United States of America
Project Director: J K HARNESS
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 108
Sponsoring Agency: Michigan Dept of Corrections
Lansing, MI 48913
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 77-ED-99-0026
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS MICHIGAN PROJECT REPORT EVALUATES THE LEAA-FUNDED CORRECTIONAL HEALTH CARE PROGRAM (CHCP) WHICH WAS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO 10 STATE DEPARTMENTS OF CORRECTION.
Abstract: CHCP'S PRIMARY OBJECTIVES HAVE BEEN TO IDENTIFY CRITICAL AREAS OF NEED AND TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO ADDRESS THOSE NEEDS; TO PROVIDE CORRECTIONAL HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATORS WITH INFORMATION AND SKILLS NECESSARY FOR THE DESIGN, IMPLEMENTATION, ADMINISTRATION AND EVALUATION OF HEALTH SERVICES PROGRAMS; TO INCREASE KNOWLEDGE OF ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF MEDICAL CARE DELIVERY; AND TO INCREASE STAFF SKILL IN HANDLING MEDICAL CARE. THESE OBJECTIVES WERE ACHIEVED THROUGH TRAINING WORKSHOPS, ON-SITE AND OFF-SITE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO THE STATES, AND THE DISSEMINATION OF SEVERAL RESOURCE MATERIALS FOR FUTURE USE AND REFERENCE BY PERSONNEL. THE PROCESS (APPLICATION, SCALING AND CLUSTER ANALYSIS, AND SITE VISITS) BY WHICH THE 10 PARTICIPATING STATES WERE SELECTED IS DESCRIBED. STANDARDS FOR HEALTH SERVICES AND AN ACCREDITATION PLAN FOR MEASURING PRISONS AGAINST THE STANDARDS ARE INCLUDED WITH GUIDELINES FOR STAFF DEVELOPMENT. TRAINING SESSIONS ARE DETAILED. FINALLY, TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PLANNING AND ACTIVITIES ARE DESCRIBED FOR EACH OF THE STATES. THE STUDY CONCLUDES THAT CHCP REPRESENTED THE SINGLE MOST COMPREHENSIVE RESERVOIR OF KNOWLEDGE ON HEALTH SERVICES IN PRISONS; TERMINATION OF ITS FUNDING WAS SHORT-SIGHTED. TABLES DOCUMENT THE DETAILS OF THE TEXT. INCLUDED IN APPENDIXES ARE SAMPLE FORMS, WORKSHOP MATERIALS, AND AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION GUIDELINES.
Index Term(s): Correctional facilities; Medical and dental services; Michigan; Right to treatment
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