A report from The American Civil Liberties Union lists the state-by-state pregnancy related policies. The report also includes suggested standards recommended by the American Public Health Association and National Commission of Correctional Health Care.
An article by Gail Elias on the behalf of the National Institute of Corrections. The author discusses the gender-specific needs for female inmates. She provides solutions to improve future planning in female correctional facilities.
The Journal of Correctional Health Care is the only national, peer-reviewed scientific journal to address correctional health care topics. The articles are released quarterly and include original research. Various authors also review other studies and discuss ethical trends, health disparities, and potential solutions to insufficient prison healthcare policies and services.
Lists the deaths in state prisons from 2001 to 2006 - U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs Bureau of Justice Statistics. Deaths are categorized by cause, personal characteristics and state.
FASD Advisory Workgroup of Canada presents the current personal and economic impact of FAS. The group provides recommendations for helping forestall birth complication due to FASD. The group has suggestions for screening strategies and provides examples of effective language to use while eliciting pregnancy and environmental histories.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy Rule website has the current privacy regulations for healthcare. The website also has FAQs, special topics, related news, training materials, page to file a complaint, and much more.
An article sponsored by the U.S Justice Department National Institute of Justice discusses the importance of correctional facilities providing initial mental health screening. The article points out that screening activities are unreliable and inconsistent, leading to undetected mental illness. The article suggests screening tools for U.S. correctional facilities.
Visit the National Commission of Correctional Health Care website to search any related topic. The group’s focus is to improve correctional health care, and have their suggested regulations legally incorporated in jails and prisons. The site includes resources, publications, and up to date information on their progress.
The American Public Health Association website presents health issues and has current events in the advancement of public health.