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Commonwealth Medicine, Health and Criminal Justice Program; Massachusetts Area Health Education Center (MassAHEC) Network; Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

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Criminology and Criminal Justice | Health Law and Policy | Health Policy | Health Services Administration | Health Services Research | Medicine and Health | Mental and Social Health


Social determinants are strong predictors of a person’s health, those being employment, income, housing, food security and social inclusion. What are the outcomes, then, when one characteristic has downstream impact on all the determinants?

I learned the answer at the 11th Academic and Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health in Houston on March 22, when leaders from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the Academic Consortium on Criminal Justice Health(ACCJH) and JustLeadershipUSA discussed the impact of criminal justice involvement on the health of individuals and their families.


social determinants of health, criminal justice involvement, incarcerated individuals

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