Journal article

Global Prison Health Care Governance and Health Equity: A Critical Lack of Evidence

Katherine E McLeod, Amanda Butler, Jesse T Young, Louise Southalan, Rohan Borschmann, Sunita Sturup-Toft, Anja Dirkzwager, Kate Dolan, Lawrence Kofi Acheampong, Stephanie M Topp, Ruth Elwood Martin, Stuart A Kinner

American Journal of Public Health | AMER PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOC INC | Published : 2020


The large and growing population of people who experience incarceration makes prison health an essential component of public health and a critical setting for reducing health inequities. People who experience incarceration have a high burden of physical and mental health care needs and have poor health outcomes. Addressing these health disparities requires effective governance and accountability for prison health care services, including delivery of quality care in custody and effective integration with community health services.Despite the importance of prison health care governance, little is known about how prison health services are structured and funded or the methods and processes by w..

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Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Awarded by NHMRC Early Career Fellowship

Funding Acknowledgements

Stuart A. Kinner is supported by an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Research Fellowship (APP1078168). Rohan Borschmann is supported by anNHMRC Early Career Fellowship (APP1104464).