The Affordable Care Act: Implications for the Criminal Justice System

People involved with the criminal justice system experience high rates of communicable and chronic disease, as well as mental health and substance use disorders. However, criminal justice practitioners often have difficulty connecting this largely low-income and uninsured population to necessary health care services. Beginning in 2014, many of these individuals will gain new access to health insurance as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). This webinar features experts from the Center for Health Care Strategies, who will give an overview of the key provisions of the law and provide steps that criminal justice professionals can take now to prepare for the implementation of the applicable ACA provisions next year.

Presenters:

  • Allison Hamblin, MSPH,  Vice President for Strategic Planning, Center for Health Care Strategies
  • Christian Heiss, MPH, Program Officer, Center for Health Care Strategies

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