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Healthcare

MISSION:

To promote and disseminate physical and mental health care practices for the justice involved population which provide humane and healthy environments, personal well-being and positive outcomes.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Identify and share evidence-based best practices of physical and mental health and wellness;
  • Protect universal principles of medical ethics, professionalism, confidentiality and patient autonomy;
  • Promote health training, sensitization and wellness programs among staff and incarcerated persons;
  • Support the United Nations Mandela and Bangkok Minimum Rules;
  • Advance professional education and awareness of the health needs of persons in prison to the broader health and civil community;
  • Encourage models of continuity of care for persons released from prison and rehabilitation;
  • Contribute articles to ICPA publications, participation in ICPA trainings, and involvement in other ICPA activities;
  • Advance treatment tracks for ICPA conferences on topics such as contagious disease, mental illness, isolation, addiction, aging, chronic illness, suicide prevention, populations with special needs and public health.

MEMBERS OF THE NETWORK:

 

John May, USA – Group Chair

 

DOCUMENTS AND LINKS:

Network Update from 17 April 2019