Category: access to health care

Register for Webinar: SOAR—A Reentry Tool for Individuals Involved in the Criminal Justice System

Hosted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) SOAR TA Center in partnership with the SAMHSA GAINS Center The Social Security Administration (SSA) disability benefit programs – Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSI/SSDI) can provide income and health insurance benefits to support a healthy return to communities for previously incarcerated individuals …

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Beyond the Walls: Reentry Summit and Prison Healthcare

Hosted by Philadelphia Fight Community Health Centers, Beyond the Walls brings together the communities that are affected by the crises of mass imprisonment. With a focus on community-led responses to the crisis in the criminal justice system, workshops reflect the needs of people currently or formerly incarcerated and will highlight the work being done to improve conditions both within prison …

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States Seek Medicaid Dollars for Addiction Treatment Beds

Stateline By Christine Vestal BALTIMORE — Anthony Green says he woke up one morning in January and decided to quit drinking. “I said to myself, ‘If I want something better, I’ve got to do better.’ ” That’s what landed him at Gaudenzia, a residential drug and alcohol treatment center here in North Baltimore. Green, 38, …

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Register for Webinar: Strategies for Linking Justice-Involved Populations to Health Coverage

Hosted by the Urban Institute and Manatt Health Overcoming the challenges of eligibility and enrollment in health coverage is a necessary first step to realize the recidivism-reduction, health improvement, and cost containment potential of connecting people in the justice system to health care in the community. This webinar will present strategies for states and localities to increase …

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Newly Released Inmates Getting Access to Healthcare Coverage

WWL.com The Department of Corrections and the Louisiana Department of Health are teaming up to get health coverage for newly released inmates. DOC Medical Director Dr. Raman Singh says they are helping incarcerated inmates enroll in Medicaid so that once they are released, they can continue to receive the care they need. “They are being …

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