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Transitional Health Services at Oregon State Correctional Institution  

Author:  Dr. Mike  Puerini.; Joe  Giblin, C.C.H.P..

Source: Volume 10, Number 03, March/April 2009 , pp.35-38(4)

Correctional Health Care Report

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In the state of Oregon, we base our entire corrections program on the Oregon Accountability Model, a plan that we believe has reduced recidivism and improved the well-being of our citizens, including our incarcerated patients and members of the communities where the majority of our patients will return. From the moment of intake, inmates are evaluated on the basis of the seven criminogenic factors that we believe help to determine whether a patient will successfully reintegrate into the community. These factors include three that affect our patients’ need for health services: substance abuse, physical and mental health, and education and empowerment.

Keywords: resources, responsibility, parole, discharge medication, transition councilors

Affiliations:  1: Oregon State Correctional Institution ; 2: Oregon Department of Corrections.

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