Health in Prisons is a one-week course offered by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

The course provides public health, medical and nursing professionals with all the tools needed to critically analyze and address the myriad of health and human rights issues facing populations in detention or incarceration. The course is global in scope, covering the health needs of prison populations through a focus on the organization of prison health care and multi-disciplinary challenges facing healthcare providers, both in the US and internationally. It also covers ethical issues that arise in providing healthcare services to populations in detention and provides an overview of the main legal instruments, professional codes, and declarations designed to protect the rights of prisoners, detainees and patients.

The 2014 course topics will include prison health systems and management structures; communicable disease control; drug use and substance abuse treatment; mental health services; health impacts of solitary confinement and disciplinary segregation; specific health needs of female, youth and aging prison populations; ethical issues for healthcare providers in prisons and detention centers; and the role of public health and clinical professionals in prison reform.

The course will be held at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland. Instruction will take place from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, June 23 – 27, 2014. All instruction will be in English.

Please click here for more details on the course.

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