Proposal Title

Health Care Standards for Incarcerated Women in Massachusetts

Abstract

The general health care disparities among incarcerated women are vast, although when women are imprisoned, they gain a constitutional right to health care that doesn’t exist outside of prison. However, no federal government body has established national standards for medical care in prisons. This research project serves as a public health policy memo to the Bureau of Child, Adolescent, and Family Health of the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) recommending accreditation standards for county and state correctional facilities for women.

Author Type

Undergraduate Student

Start Date

24-3-2017 1:00 PM

End Date

24-3-2017 1:50 PM

Presentation Type

Poster

Disciplines

Health Law and Policy | Inequality and Stratification | Public Health | Women's Health

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Health Care Standards for Incarcerated Women in Massachusetts

U-Hall 2-078

The general health care disparities among incarcerated women are vast, although when women are imprisoned, they gain a constitutional right to health care that doesn’t exist outside of prison. However, no federal government body has established national standards for medical care in prisons. This research project serves as a public health policy memo to the Bureau of Child, Adolescent, and Family Health of the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) recommending accreditation standards for county and state correctional facilities for women.