Mapping the Innovation in Correctional Health…

cover_nycmapping_shadowJeff Mellow, Steven K. Hoge, Joshua D. Lee, Mangai Natarajan, Sung-suk Violet Yu, Robert B. Greifinger, and Gary Belkin (2008). Mapping the Innovation in Correctional Health Care Service Delivery in New York City. New York, NY: Bellevue Hospital Center, New York University School of Medicine and Criminal Justice Research and Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

This study profiles New York City’s adoption of a community-based public health model that makes use of periods of incarceration to identify the chronic health and mental health needs of inmates. The goal of the model is to provide continuity of care and to facilitate the containment of communicable disease through community health care providers. The study is unique in that it combines multiple data sources previously unavailable for such a purpose.