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Registration Open for Sbarbaro Lecture in Public Health

RSVP to attend “Can We Achieve Health Equity without Addressing the Criminal Justice System?”

Thursday, February 22, 2018

The USA is the world leader in incarceration, which disproportionately affects black populations. Nearly one in three black men will ever be imprisoned, and nearly half of black women currently have a family member or extended family member who is in prison. Incarceration has profoundly harmful effects on physical and mental health upon release, but most community health systems are not equipped to care for the needs of the millions of individuals who cycle in and out of US correctional facilities each year. Moreover, emerging literature on the family and community effects of mass incarceration points to negative health impacts on the female partners and children of incarcerated men, raising concerns that excessive incarceration could harm entire communities. 

Please join us for a presentation and discussion with Emily Wang, MD, MAS, about the health of individuals, families, and communities whose lives have been affected by mass incarceration and the work of the Transitions Clinic Network, a national consortium of primary care clinics which employ formerly incarcerated individuals to work as community health workers to mitigate and prevent the health impacts of mass incarceration. 

Event Details
Thursday, April 12
11-11:45 a.m., networking lunch
12-1:00 p.m., lecture and discussion
Denver Museum of Nature and Science: 2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205
Space is limited. Register online today to reserve your seat. Please feel free to share this invitation with your colleagues and partners.

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