Learn more about the complex web of inmate healthcare and advocacy efforts to improve the delivery of services and make more efficient use of limited resources on a federal and local level at the MACo Winter Conference session, “Inmate Healthcare: Sorting Fact from Fiction.”
Title: Inmate Healthcare: Sorting Fact from Fiction
Description: Federal law requires counties to provide adequate health care to inmates….a task easier said than done. Many inmates enter the system with chronic health conditions, mental illness, and substance use disorders—add the restrictive federal “inmate exclusion law,” and it makes sense that county jails are running low on resources. The big picture is just as bleak: many inmates will return to communities where barriers to continuity of care increase the risk of recidivism, re-incarceration, and in some cases…death. In this session, untangle the complexities of inmate health care and learn how improving inmate health services can decrease short- and long-term costs, reduce recidivism, and improve public safety.
- Lindsey Holman, Associate Legislative Director of Justice and Public Safety, NACo
- Tom Weber, Esquire, Chief Executive Officer, PrimeCare Medical, Inc.
Date/Time: Thursday, December 5, 2019; 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
The 2019 MACo Winter Conference, “Building for the Future,” will be held on December 4-6, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Hotel in Cambridge, Maryland.
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