Comprehensive correctional, public health, and community collaborations are essential to address the myriad health and social needs of people entering and exiting correctional facilities. Evidence-based approaches demonstrate benefits of establishing strong interdisciplinary collaborations. Teams of physicians, nurses, social workers, and case managers, based in both correctional and community settings, facilitate continuity of care and services using a collaborative, warm transition approach for people returning home after incarceration. Recommendations for a more comprehensive system are discussed.
- Identify facilitators and barriers to correction to community collaborations from the perspective of each discipline
- Apply implementation science methodology to address barriers from the perspective of each discipline
- Examine the impact of collaboration on key outcomes for people with criminal/legal histories