Exploring Health Reform and Criminal Justice
Rethinking the Connection between Jails and Community Health
On November 17, 2010, COCHS with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation held Exploring Health Reform and Criminal Justice: Rethinking the Connection between Jails and Community Health. The conferenced focused attention on the potential opportunities that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) may create for communities to better serve the physical and behavioral health care needs of childless adults who will be newly eligible for Medicaid in 2014 and its impact of people cycling through the criminal justice system. The keynote speaker for the conference was former United States Assistant Attorney General, Laurie Robison.