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dc.contributor.authorTrestman, Robert L.
dc.contributor.authorFerguson, Warren J.
dc.contributor.authorDickert, Jeff
dc.date2022-08-11T08:08:36.000
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-23T16:00:45Z
dc.date.available2022-08-23T16:00:45Z
dc.date.issued2015-01-01
dc.date.submitted2016-04-11
dc.identifier.citationAcad Med. 2015 Jan;90(1):16-9. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000000431. <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ACM.0000000000000431">Link to article on publisher's site</a>
dc.identifier.issn1040-2446 (Linking)
dc.identifier.doi10.1097/ACM.0000000000000431
dc.identifier.pmid25054416
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14038/30958
dc.description.abstractAcademic health centers (AHCs), particularly those that are publicly funded institutions, have as their mission the treatment of disadvantaged populations, the training of the next generation of clinicians, and the development and dissemination of new knowledge to reduce the burden of disease and improve the health of individuals and populations. Incarcerated populations have the most prevalent and acute disease burden and health disparities in the United States, even in comparison with inner-city populations. Yet, only a small proportion of AHCs have reached out to incarcerated populations to fulfill their mission. Those AHCs that have partnered with correctional facilities have overcome concerns about the value and popularity of "training behind bars"; the cost, liability, and pragmatics of caring for a medically complicated population; and the viability of correctional health research and extramural research funding. They have done so to great benefit to patients, students, and faculty. Partnering with correctional facilities to provide health care offers opportunities for AHCs to fulfill their core missions of clinical service, education, and research, while also enhancing their financial stability, to the benefit of all. In this Commentary, the authors discuss, based on their experiences, these concerns, how existing partnerships have overcome them, and the benefits of such relationships to both AHCs and correctional facilities.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.relation<a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?db=pubmed&cmd=Retrieve&list_uids=25054416&dopt=Abstract">Link to Article in PubMed</a>
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ACM.0000000000000431
dc.subject*Academic Medical Centers
dc.subject*Delivery of Health Care
dc.subjectEducation, Medical, Graduate
dc.subjectFellowships and Scholarships
dc.subjectHealth Services Needs and Demand
dc.subjectHealth Services Research
dc.subjectHealth Status Disparities
dc.subjectHumans
dc.subject*Interinstitutional Relations
dc.subject*Prisons
dc.subjectUnited States
dc.subjectCommunity Health and Preventive Medicine
dc.subjectHealth and Medical Administration
dc.subjectHealth Services Administration
dc.subjectHealth Services Research
dc.subjectMedical Education
dc.subjectPreventive Medicine
dc.subjectPrimary Care
dc.titleBehind bars: the compelling case for academic health centers partnering with correctional facilities
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.source.journaltitleAcademic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
dc.source.volume90
dc.source.issue1
dc.identifier.legacycoverpagehttps://escholarship.umassmed.edu/fmch_articles/291
dc.identifier.contextkey8460846
html.description.abstract<p>Academic health centers (AHCs), particularly those that are publicly funded institutions, have as their mission the treatment of disadvantaged populations, the training of the next generation of clinicians, and the development and dissemination of new knowledge to reduce the burden of disease and improve the health of individuals and populations. Incarcerated populations have the most prevalent and acute disease burden and health disparities in the United States, even in comparison with inner-city populations. Yet, only a small proportion of AHCs have reached out to incarcerated populations to fulfill their mission. Those AHCs that have partnered with correctional facilities have overcome concerns about the value and popularity of "training behind bars"; the cost, liability, and pragmatics of caring for a medically complicated population; and the viability of correctional health research and extramural research funding. They have done so to great benefit to patients, students, and faculty. Partnering with correctional facilities to provide health care offers opportunities for AHCs to fulfill their core missions of clinical service, education, and research, while also enhancing their financial stability, to the benefit of all. In this Commentary, the authors discuss, based on their experiences, these concerns, how existing partnerships have overcome them, and the benefits of such relationships to both AHCs and correctional facilities.</p>
dc.identifier.submissionpathfmch_articles/291
dc.contributor.departmentCommonwealth Medicine, Center for Health Policy and Research
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Family Medicine and Community Health
dc.source.pages16-9


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