Correctional Health Resources

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In matters of correctional health, state, local, and territorial health departments typically have jurisdiction and provide public health guidance to correctional facilities (local, state, federal, and private) within their health district. Administering correctional health is complex and involves the cooperation of medical professionals, correctional facilities and staff, public health agencies, families, communities, advocates for persons who are incarcerated, and other state and federal partners.

There are many professional organizations, federal agencies, and international organizations dedicated to improving health outcomes for persons who are incarcerated. Use the resources below to get more information about some of these organizations, national statistics, policy guidance, and best practices related to correctional health.

State and Federal Organizations

Accreditation, Academic and Professional Organizations