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NALBOH Webinar - The Broad Connection between Justice Involvement and Social Determinants of Health
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10/22/2019
When: Tuesday, October 22, 2019
12:00 PM
Where: Online Webinar - Adobe Connect
United States
Contact: NALBOH Office
920-560-5644


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The Broad Connection between Justice Involvement and Social Determinants of Health

Summary:
The termination of federal health benefits upon arrest due to a federal policy provision known the Medicaid Inmate Exclusion policy has a marked impact on health care continuity and recidivism rates for jail populations. In this session, we will highlight community best practices centered around the social determinants of health (SDH) and federal policy opportunities to ensure care continuity both pre- and post-release for justice involved individuals.

Learning Objectives:
• Learn about the work of NACo and the National Sheriffs’ Association’s work in addressing the Medicaid Inmate Exclusion Policy
• Identify the impact of discontinuity of health insurance coverage post release on vulnerable populations and recidivism rates in local jails
• Define best practices for the continuity of health care services for jail inmates pre- and post-release
• Evaluate the need for federal and state action to improve care continuity and reduce recidivism jail inmates post release

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About the Presenter: Blaire Bryant, NACo

Blaire Bryant is the Associate Legislative Director for Health at the National Association of Counties. In this capacity she works with county officials across the nation to set NACo’s policies on matters related to health policy and the public health system. Prior to this, she worked as a Program Manager at NACo, leading grant funded projects that elevated innovative solutions to health issues relevant to local communities. While working as an associate at the National Association of County and City Health Officials, Blaire worked on youth violence prevention efforts, and has also contributed to research on food insecurity at the local level during her tenure at the University of Maryland’s Prevention Research Center. Blaire holds a B.A. in Biopsychology from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, and a Master’s Degree in Community Health Education from the University of Maryland College Park.