Local Correctional Health Care Gets Big Boost From Large Foundation
American Jails
In 2006, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation established COCHS to act as the technical support bridge between the health center system and the correctional system. For its initial engagement, COCHS was contacted by the Washington D.C. Mayor’s Office. COCHS worked in DC to facilitate Unity Health Care, the largest community health provider in the District, to become the health service providerin the DC Department of Corrections.