Public Health Behind Bars: From Prisons to Communities by Robert GreifingerPublic Health Behind Bars: From Prisons to Communities by Robert Greifinger

Public Health Behind Bars: From Prisons to Communities

EditorRobert Greifinger

Paperback | October 18, 2010

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Public Health Behind Bars From Prisons to Communities examines the burden of illness in the growing prison population, and analyzes the impact on public health as prisoners are released. This book makes a timely case for correctional health care that is humane for those incarcerated and beneficial to the communities they reenter.
Robert B. Greifinger, M.D., is a medical management consultant. He has extensive experience in the development and management of complex community and institutional health care programs. His current clients include managed care organizations and state and local correctional systems. Greifinger frequently serves as a court-appointed exp...
Title:Public Health Behind Bars: From Prisons to CommunitiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:592 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 0.27 inPublished:October 18, 2010Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1441924515

ISBN - 13:9781441924513

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Table of Contents

Foreword by David Satcher.- Introduction: Thirty Years Since Estelle v. Gamble.- Looking Forward, Not Wayward.- Section I: Impact of Law and Public Policy on Correctional Populations.- Impact of Incarceration on Communities, Crime and Public Health.- Litigating for Better Medical Care.- Accommodating Disabilities in Jails and Prisons.- Growing Older - Special Issues Arising with Aging Prisoners.- International Public Health and Corrections - Models of care and Harm Minimization.- The Medicalization of Execution - Lethal Injection in the United States.- Section II: Communicable Disease. HIV and Viral Hepatitis in Corrections.- Prevention of Viral Hepatitis.- HIV prevention and Reentry.- Prevention and Control of Tuberculosis in Correctional Facilities.- Controlling Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis through targeted screening and treatment in correctional settings.- Section III: Primary and Secondary Prevention.- Health Promotion in Jails and Prisons: An Alternate Paradigm for Correctional Health Services.- Screening for public purpose: Promoting an evidence-based approach to screening of inmates to improve the public health.- Written Health Informational Needs for Reentry.- Reducing Inmate Suicides Through the Mortality Review Process.- Blinders to accurate psychiatric diagnosis - improving detection of mental illness.- Juvenile Corrections and Public Health Collaborations: Opportunities for Improved Health Outcomes.- Women Prisoners and the Case for Gender-Specific Treatment and Reentry Programs.- Building the Case for Oral Health Care for Prisoners: Presenting the Evidence and Calling for Justice.- Section IV: Tertiary Prevention.- Treatment of Mental Illness in Correctional Settings.- Treatment and Reentry Approaches for Offenders with Co-Occurring Disorders.- Pharmacological Treatment of Substance Abuse in Correctional Facilities: Prospects and Barriers to Expanding Access to Evidence-Based Therapy.- Section V: Thinking Forward to Reentry - Reducing Barriers/Community Linkages.- Research - Citing the evidence: research done, data sources, research yet to be done, unique challenges of doing research in correctional settings.- Reentry Experiences of Men with Health Problems.- Providing Transition and Outpatient Services to the Mentally Ill Released from Correctional Institutions.- Sexual Predators: Diversion, civil commitment, community re-integration, challenges and opportunities.- Electronic Health Records Systems and Continuity of Care.- Community Health and Public Health Collaborations.- Improving the Care for HIV-Infected Prisoners: An Integrated Prison-Release Health Model.

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"A comprehensive, provocative volume of articles edited by Robert Greifinger that explores correctional health interventions and their impact on greater public health. . a multi-faceted, invaluable resource that should be required reading for anyone interested in correctional health. . This book is suitable for a wide audience and is an indispensable reference for correctional health students, professionals, and scholars; criminal justice experts; and particularly for new practitioners in the field of correctional health." (Amy Nunn and Ank Nijhawan, Journal of Urban Health, Vol. 85 (3), 2008)"Public Health Behind Bars is a compilation of cross-disciplinary essays and reviews that illuminate the complexities of providing compassionate and competent medical care to inmates while maximizing public health. . is more than a public health or medical textbook and will be compelling to a broad audience. . The broad appeal of this book is greater because the contributors do not avoid controversial stances. . Overall, I was struck by the authors' compassion for inmates throughout this book." (Ingrid A. Binswanger, New England Journal of Medicine, May, 2008)"This edited book focuses on medical, legal, and public health issues in the American correctional system. . The book is intended for public policy practitioners, correctional administrators, correctional healthcare providers, inmate and patient advocates, lawyers, educators, students, public health practitioners, researchers, and community healthcare providers. . an excellent sourcebook for a graduate seminar in public health and corrections. . many opportunities for a professor to add thoughtful analysis, the book could easily be adopted in schools of public health or departments of criminal justice." (Paul J Goldstein, Doody's Review Service, September, 2008) "This collection of 30 chapters provides a comprehnsive examination of the interface between incarceration and public health. ... Greifinger has succeeded in bringing together a collection of essays that constitute a thorough examination of issues and programs generated by a court-prompted focus on the health of prison populations in the United States. Material from this book should be readily integrated into graduate programs in public health. Practitioners should find this text both insightful and pragmatic." (Keith J. Mueller, PhD, JAMA, November 5, 2008-Vol300, No. 17)