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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

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