Prison and Jail Health
Guthrie Birkhead, MD, MPH
Director, AIDS Institute and Center for Community Health, NYSDOH,
Associate Professor, Epidemiology, UAlbany School of Public Health
Lester Wright, MD, MPH
Deputy Commissioner & Chief Medical Officer
New York State Department of Correctional Services
With a high concentration of people with conditions and diseases of public health concern, correctional facilities represent an opportunity to address public health issues. In this program viewers will learn about public health efforts within the prison system as well as the interface between state and local public health and correctional agencies.
As leaders in this field, Dr. Lester Wright and Dr. Gus Birkhead will discuss how collaborations between public health and correctional health services benefit the inmates and correctional staff, as well as the larger community.
Originally broadcast January 18, 2007
For the purposes of providing continuing education credits, this program was reviewed in December, 2008 and renewed until December 2010.
School of Public Health, University at Albany, is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New York State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
This activity has been assigned code 6VKSFE-PRV-06-004 and has been approved for 1.0 contact hour.
School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the MSSNY to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. The School designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).TM Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity is sponsored by the School of Public Health, University at Albany, SUNY, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for the CHES to receive 1.0 Category 1 CECH in health education.