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Lessons From the Health in Prisons Project  

Author:  Robert B.  Greifinger, M.D..

Source: Volume 12, Number 02, January/February 2011 , pp.17-20(4)

Correctional Health Care Report

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The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe established its Health in Prisons Project (HIPP) in 1995 to support its member states in their efforts to improve public health by addressing health and health care in prisons and to strengthen the links between prison health systems and public ones at both the national and international levels. HIPP has since developed into an international movement to promote health in prison settings. Its website has an array of resources that can be useful to those of us in correctional health care in the U.S. 1 The recommendations in their publications are developed from international consensus forums, with substantial input from correctional health professionals, correctional administrators, and public policy makers.

Keywords: Madrid Recommendation, Acute Drug-Related Mortality, communicable diseases, harm-reduction, postexposure prophylaxis, preventable death

Affiliations:  1: correctional health care consultant.

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