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Vera Institute of Justice

Vera Research Speaker Series: The implications of the Affordable Care Act for the Criminal Justice System.

Topic
Steven Rosenberg, the president of COCHS, explains how the Affordable Care Act provides health coverage to millions of previously uninsured Americans, many of whom will be justice-involved. By harnessing the opportunities presented by the ACA, jurisdictions can possibly improve health outcomes,reduce costs, and potentially reduce recidivism.

Author
Steven Rosenberg, COCHS

Bridging the Gap
Improving the Health of Justice-Involved
People through Information Technology

Topic
This document is an executive summary of a meeting convened on September 17, 2014 by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in Rockville, Maryland. The meeting aimed to address the problems of disconnected justice and health systems and to develop solutions by describing barriers, benefits, and best practices for connecting community providers and correctional facilities using health information technology (HIT).

Authors
Chelsea Davis
David Cloud