Prison Health & Primary Care

Health care in prisons can be seen as primary care. The organisation of prison health care differs between countries. In some countries there will be more connections to primary care outside prisons. Continuity of care between the prison health care system and primary care in the community is an important challenge for primary care and is the main focus of the position paper. The different models of organisation of health care in prison may be related to the continuity and coordination of care between prison and community primary care.

Theme coordinator: Anke van Dam

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Presentations Prison Health webinar 7 April 2021

Role of PC in prisons - Prison Health & Primary Care

EFPC Position Paper: Health of prisoners – the role of primary care •Introduction •The problem   What’s known about the health of prisoners?   What’s known about the organisation of care during incarceration?   What’s known about the role of primary care during and after incarceration and   continuity of care between prison and community care? •Experiences   Exemplary good and bad experiences from members of EFPC •The position of EFPC

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Association between county jail incarceration and cause-specific county mortality in the USA, 1987–2017: a retrospective, longitudinal study

Role of PC in prisons - Prison Health & Primary Care

By Sandhya Kajeepeta, Pia M Mauro, Katherine M Keyes, Abdulrahman M El-Sayed, Caroline G Rutherford, Seth J Prins in The Lancet Public Health  Published online: February 23, 2021  The authors integrated the available theoretical and empirical data to propose plausible mechanisms that explain the observed relationships. The findings add to the substantial body of evidence suggesting that decarceration strategies would improve public health and i...

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Presentations Prison Health webinar 18 January 2021

Role of PC in prisons - Prison Health & Primary Care

The EFPC hosted a Webinar “Cases of Primary Care in closed settings/prisons” on the 18th of January, at 12h (CET). With the focus on highlighting the continuity of care between prisons and the community, as well as the role and the need for Primary Care within closed settings. Presentation of : Lauren Smith (University of Lincoln, UK): Prison Health, the organization for care in prison and the link with care outside of prison in England/Wales 

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WHO Europe: Brief Organizational Models of Prison Health. Considerations for Better Governance (2020)

Prison Health & Primary Care - Prison Health & COVID-19

WHO Regional Office for Europe published a policy brief on the Brief Organizational Models of Prison Health. Considerations for Better Governance.  There is currently a variety of models of prison health accountability across the WHO European Region. The WHO Regional Office for Europe recommends that leadership should come from health ministries if health equity between prisons and the outside community is to be achieved. Most importantly, a who...

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Collecting Cases of Primary Care in Closed Settings/Prisons - Insight into organisation, provision and type of care.

Prison Health & Primary Care - Prison Health & COVID-19

The Working Group ‘Prison Health’ of the European Forum for Primary Care would like to collect information on the relationships between health care in prisons and primary care after inmates are released. This information will ultimately contribute to a position paper that will highlight the continuity of care between prisons and the community, as well as the role and need of primary care within closed settings. Deadline: 31st October 2020. Plea...

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Leaving no one behind in prison health: the Helsinki conclusions (2020)

Prison Health & Primary Care - Prison Health & COVID-19

Co-hosted by WHO/Europe, Public Health England and the Government of Finland, the 6th Prison Health Conference took place in Helsinki in March 2019. Themed “Leaving no one behind in prison health”, it focused on the interface between the health and justice systems, and its association with human rights and the principles established under the United Nations Nelson Mandela Rules and Bangkok Rules on the treatment of prisoners. The Conference was...

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