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COCHS and Health Affairs

Narrative Matters

In Health Affairs Narrative Matters, Sheriff Mike Ashe of Hampden County, Massachusetts and board member of COCHS relates his own experience in breaking down silos between jail health care and community health care (see link below).

To Improve Public Health And Safety,
One Sheriff Looks Beyond The Jail Walls

The sheriff of Hampden County, Massachusetts, describes the county’s efforts to help break the cycle of reincarceration by ensuring that inmates get high-quality health care in and out of jail.

Michael J. Ashe, sheriff of Hampden County in Massachusetts. He was first elected sheriff in 1974.