AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

PROJECT DESCRIPTION/CONTACT INFORMATION
Project title Correctional Health in the Bay Area
Project type(s) Community Service
Date completed 04/2005
Chapter Stanford SOM
Project Coordinator Sahar Rooholamini
Summary of project Our general area of interest is correctional health in the Bay Area, especially as it relates to the health of the communities affected by incarceration. We have been in touch with Barry Zack, Executive Director of Centerforce (http://www.centerforce.org/), a nongovernmental organization based in the Bay Area that provides education and support to inmates, ex-inmates and their families. We are planning on meeting with Barry in the coming 1-2 weeks to discuss possibilities for collaboration, such as organizing weekend health clinics for children who have an incarcerated parent, or setting up clinical internships inside correctional facilities. There is a clear link between poor health and incarceration, whether one is incarcerated him or herself or part of a family/community disproportionately affected by incarceration. Furthermore, jails and prisons are not static or isolated places and correctional health is thus closely linked with community health.

Content area Human Rights
Number of participants 5
Participant hours involved 150 hour(s)
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Total project cost 300
Project funding Local chapter funds,Medical school funds,AMSA grant
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