233902 Together We Can Make a Difference

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 : 3:30 PM - 3:50 PM

Cheryl E. Easley, PhD, RN , College of Health & Social Welfare, University of Alaska, Anchorage, Anchorage, AK
Prisoners around the world constitute a population for whom issues of social justice are paramount. They often elicit very little concern from the citizenry at large, who may be more focused on punishment than rehabilitation or who may not understand that human rights transcend social status. As public health associations from various nations and under the leadership of the WHO, we can be important advocates for the health welfare of this vulnerable group. During this segment of the session we can reflect on the work done by the various national public health associations and the WHO as we consider ways to work more effectively for the health of those who are incarcerated.

Learning Areas:
Public health or related education

Learning Objectives:
Compare and contrast the strategies of the various national public health associations and the WHO HIPP in addressing social justice and human rights for incarcerated persons, especially as this related to health. Explore ways in which we can learn from each other and/or collaborate in enhancing the health status of prisoners around the world.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have spoken and written on the general field of human rights and health for the past several decades. I have also spoken internationally on the intersection of public health, human rights and prisons, and have been active with APHA Committee on Correctional Health over the past many years.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.