Youth in juvenile justice systems often mirror the health disparities and social determinants of health found in the community. There are opportunities to reduce or eliminate health disparities while in the correctional system while appreciating how the social determinants of health impact maturation. Health professionals can be key to engaging social justice as part of a plan of care.
Describe the health inequities, health disparities, and social determinants of health that impact youth in the justice system
Identify opportunities for health staff to positively address health disparities
Demonstrate how to implement a health care program with a social justice focus
Steve Linn RN, MSN, CCHP, Wisconsin Department of Corrections
Julie Beeney RN, MBA, MSN, Wisconsin Department of Corrections