Overcoming Health and Housing Challenges for Justice-Involved Populations

Thursday, May 17, 2018: 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Lakeshore B (Hyatt Regency Minneapolis)
People exiting prisons and jails are disproportionately affected by chronic health, mental health, and substance use conditions. They also face tremendous hurdles in accessing health care and medications, and are likely to be turned away from many kinds of housing; these barriers all increase the likelihood of re-offense. Health centers are uniquely positioned to help this population. This session will discuss the health challenges faced by people exiting correctional institutions, and will dive into some of the healthcare and housing policies affecting people with criminal histories. The session will feature examples from health centers that are leading the way.
Lauryn Berner, MSW, MPH (Project Manager, NHCHC)
Darlene M. Jenkins, DrPH (Senior Director of Programs, National Health Care for the Homeless Council)
Kim Keaton, MPA (Associate Director, Corporation for Supportive Housing and Senior Program Manager, CSH)
Carrie Craig, MSW, LCSW (Director of Housing First and ACT Services, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless)
Anne Feczko (Nurse Practitioner, Unity Health Care)
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