3049.0 Jail & Prison Health

Monday, November 9, 2009: 8:30 AM
The purpose of this session is to increase awareness about the relevance of prison and health issues to the public health community.
Session Objectives: 1. Discuss two ethical dilemmas encountered by public health professionals in working with incarcerated populations. 2. Identify three ways in which public health professionals have addressed health problems commonly found in prison and jail populations. 3. Discuss the complexity of health risks found in prison and jail populations.

8:45 AM
Role of Hospital Ethics Boards in the Care of Immigration Detainees
Homer D. Venters, MD and Allen S. Keller, MD
9:00 AM
Is Incarceration a Contributor to Health Disparities? Access to Care for Formerly Incarcerated Adults
Sonali Kulkarni, MD, MPH, Susie Baldwin, MD, MPH, Lillian Gelberg, MD, MSPH and Allison L. Diamant, MD, MSHS
9:15 AM
Implementation of an STD screening program for female inmates housed in a large county jail
Dana K. Rice, MS, Laura A. Hughes, MPH, Ann Uselton, Sandra Peppers and Loretta V. Davis, MSA

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Organized by: Medical Care
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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