Practices that show evidence of effectiveness in improving public health outcomes when implemented in multiple real-life settings, as indicated by achievement of aims consistent with the objectives of the activities.

Health Departments Taking Action on Incarceration: A Framework for Advancing Health Instead of Punishment During COVID-19

Human Impact Partners

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Summary Report/Recommendations

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

Infrastructure Support

This framework focuses on strategies and action steps recommended for health departments to enhance access to testing, quality care, and prevention methods in correctional/incarceration facilities. This resource opines that health departments, which often provide health care in carceral settings or contract private organizations to provide health care, should strengthen health care services for incarcerated people. All people, regardless of whether they are incarcerated, should have immediate access to testing, care, and the ability to protect themselves from disease.

Resource Details

Outcomes of Interest

Advancing Racial Equity

Priority Population(s)

People Who Are Incarcerated

Setting(s) of Implementation

Correctional Facility

Geographic Area of Implementation

Implementation Period