UMMS Affiliation

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

Publication Date

2018-04-19

Document Type

Blog Post

Disciplines

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

Abstract

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.

Keywords

social determinants of health, criminal justice involvement, incarcerated individuals

Rights and Permissions

© 2018 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Commonwealth Medicine Blog

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