Practices that show potential to achieve desirable public health outcomes in a specific real-life setting and produce early results that are consistent with the objectives of the activities and thus indicate effectiveness.

COVID-19 Inspired Relational Telemental Health Services for Incarcerated Individuals and Their Families

Tadros, E., Aguirre, N., Jensen, S., Poehlmann-Tynan, J

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Summary Report/Recommendations

Policy Change/ Development
Healthcare Access and Quality
Tools Included
Outside U.S.

Mitigation and Prevention

This article describes the benefits and foundation of telemental health, and describes how it can be scaled in correctional facilities to benefit incarcerated individuals and their families. The article describes some of the factors influencing families and the incarcerated individual, and emphasizes how additional mental health support could potentially reduce negative impacts seen during COVID-19 such as increased isolation, stress, anxiety, and depression.

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Outcomes of Interest

Reduction of Health Disparities

Priority Population(s)

People Who Are Incarcerated

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Geographic Area of Implementation

Implementation Period