252734 Post-Prison Reentry and Halth: Addressing the Health Impacts of Incarceration on Returning Prisoners and their Communities: The Transitional Health Clinic Model

Monday, October 31, 2011: 1:00 PM

Shira Shavit, MD , Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
The Transitions Clinic is an innovative clinic that provides primary and transitional care services to recently released prisoners with chronic diseases. Transitions Clinic employs formerly incarcerated community health workers to aid returning prisoners in navigating complex medical social service systems in order to promote healthy reintegration into their families and communities.

Learning Areas:
Chronic disease management and prevention
Provision of health care to the public

Learning Objectives:
Identify barriers to accessing healthcare services for recently released prisoners with chronic diseases. Define the components of parolee specific healthcare. Demonstrate the role and benefit of employing previously incarcerated community health workers.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified to present because I am the Executive Director of The Transitions Clinic Network, a national network of transitional clinics that provide healthcare services to returning prisoners with chronic diseases. I have 7 years of expertise working with prisoners and parolees and have been recognized by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as a Community Health Leader in 2010.
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.