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Session: Health and Human Rights of the Incarcerated
4298.0: Tuesday, November 07, 2006: 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
Health and Human Rights of the Incarcerated
Approximately 2 million people in the United States are incarcerated. Many people entering correctional facilities have a history of substance use and risky sexual behavior. Furthermore, incarcerated person are more at- risk for violation of their health and human rights. This session will explore these issues and offer suggestions for addressing health and human rights violations of the incarcerated population. Several efforts to overcome this heath and human burden will be introduced and discussed.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: 1. Identify important policy needs for addressing health and human right of the incarcerated. 2. Distinguish between successful and unsuccessful social service strategies.
Organizer(s):Jill W. Dingle, MPH
Presider(s):Dionne J. Jones, PhD
4:30 PMDeveloping research and researchers to address drugs and criminalization in African Americans
Lula Beatty, PhD
4:45 PMAfrican Americans and the TRIAD of drugs, HIV and criminalization: Research, training and service needs  [ Recorded presentation ]
Donald Vereen, MD, MPH
5:00 PMDrugs, HIV and incarceration among African Americans: Research needs and intervention strategies
Dionne J. Jones, PhD, Lula Beatty, PhD
5:15 PMEffective intervention strategies to reduce drugs, HIV and incarceration among African Americans
Dionne J. Jones, PhD
5:30 PMReintegration of African-American prison inmates into society: A new challenge for public health  [ Recorded presentation ]
Jean J. E. Bonhomme, MD, MPH, Torrance Stephens, PhD, Ronald L. Braithwaite, PhD
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Black Caucus of Health Workers
Endorsed by:APHA-Committee on Women's Rights; HIV/AIDS; Maternal and Child Health; Socialist Caucus; Women's Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 134th Annual Meeting & Exposition (November 4-8, 2006) of APHA