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Health During and After Incarceration (Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein on NIHCM panel)

November 7, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

An out-of-focus photograph shows four people walking away from the camera down a wide passage. The people are on the other side of prison-syle bars.

The unmet health needs of incarcerated people contribute to a public health crisis that disproportionately impacts Black and Brown men and women, and exacerbates existing health conditions for the almost 2 million Americans behind bars. These health challenges continue through reentry when more than 600,000 people return to the community each year. This reentry population experiences high rates of mental health issues, suicide, substance use disorders, disabilities, and physical disorders. Strengthening health care for people during incarceration and reentry can reduce these disparities and recidivism.

In this webinar, leading health experts will address critical health issues impacting people during and after incarceration, as well as solutions to improving their health. Speakers will discuss:

  • The health care needs and challenges experienced by people during incarceration and reentry
  • Medicaid reentry policies and a new care model for providing Medicaid-supported services to individuals both before and after release
  • A clinic’s work to bridge the care gap between incarceration and reentry by ensuring continuity of care and social supports


Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, PhDUniversity of North CarolinaVikki WachinoThe Health and Reentry Project

Divya Venkat, MDCenter for Inclusion Health, Allegheny Health Network


November 7, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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NIHCM Foundation