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Numerous articles have been written about COCHS' work and mission. These articles cover COCHS' involvement in monitoring healthcare delivery and human rights in jails, providing technical assistance to create connectivity between community providers and correctional providers, explaining health reform's impact on jail involved populations (especially Medicaid expansion), and describing current and potential health IT options within corrections.

Monitoring Health Care Delivery and Human Rights
Death and politics roil a Georgia jail
Reuters
In Savannah, an independent monitor (COCHS) cited widespread problems in the mental health care provided to suicidal inmates. As deaths mounted, the monitor was forced out.
For sheriffs, healthcare for inmates can be a burden. For one doctor, it has been the opportunity of a lifetime.
Atlanta
The contract [with Correct Health], worth $7 million annually, required the company to be overseen by Steve Rosenberg [COCHS], an independent jail monitor. CorrectHealth’s tenure got off to a rocky start that included missed intake screenings and insufficient staffing.
State Sued as Mentally Ill Defendants Face Long Waits in Jail
KQED News
Hundreds of people declared incompetent to stand trial are sitting in county jails awaiting transfer to state facilities for mental health treatment.
Technical Assistance
Ocala Community Care marks 10 years of helping jail inmates
Ocala Star Banner
Ocala Community Care is modeled after Community Oriented Correctional Health Services, used by the Hampden County Sheriff’s Department at the Hampden County Jail and House of Corrections in Ludlow, Massachusetts.
Local Correctional Health Care Gets Big Boost From Large Foundation
American Jails
COCHS worked in DC and helped to facilitate a system allowing Unity Health Care, the largest community health provider in the District, to become the health service provider inside the walls of the DC Department of Corrections.
Health Reform and Medicaid Expansion
How the ACA Can Revolutionize Inmate Healthcare
The Nation
Jails have become the front line for health problems that plague underserved communities. The Affordable Care Act provides an opportunity to improve continuity in treatment.
Medicaid Expansion and the Local Community Justice System
American Jails
COCHS' CEO Michael Dubose describes how health reform impacts healthcare for justice involved populations.
Roadblocks to Recovery: State policy causing potential problem for substance abuse treatment
The Sentinel
COCHS' president Steve Rosenberg states that one solution to help combat substance use disorder among justice involved individuals is to suspend an individual’s Medicaid enrollment rather than terminate it.
Health IT and HIE
Health Information Exchange And Jails
Health Affairs
Ben Butler, COCHS'CIO, letter to Health Affairs explaining how jail involved populations could be a good way to test the efficacy of health information exchange (HIE).
Jails need HIE as a bridge to outside care
Fierce Healthcare
Jails tend to be islands as far as healthcare is concerned, with providers inside having no information on care inmates received outside.