TOOLS TO FOSTER COMPASSIONATE HEALTHCARE

We believe that all patients and providers deserve safe and trusting relationships that help support people on their paths to health and welfare.

FIND REENTRY RESOURCES IN YOUR COMMUNITY
“When I speak to members of the medical community, I encourage them to treat formerly incarcerated people with a little kindness and human dignity to help break the barriers that being incarcerated created.”
- Vincent Chambers Health Policy Research Assistant
  • THE REENTRY EDUCATION PROJECT:

    SHIFTING PROVIDERS' APPROACH TO PATIENT CARE

    History of incarceration is associated with higher rates of chronic diseases such as hypertension, asthma, and cervical cancer, along with an increased risk for substance use disorders and infectious diseases. Individuals transitioning out of prisons and jails often face significant structural barriers that can impact their ability to access adequate healthcare. Common barriers include financial instability, difficulty in obtaining employment, discrimination, exclusion from public housing, and lack of health insurance.

    Despite the unique needs of formerly incarcerated people, healthcare providers receive little training on this population. Since 2013, the Reentry Education Project (REP) has facilitated trainings across New York City to fill healthcare providers and clinic staffs’ gap in knowledge and improve the healthcare responses to people impacted by the criminal justice system.

    For more information, please contact us at rep@fortunesociety.org

REENTRY EDUCATION PROJECT TRAINING TOOLKITS

Each toolkit is designed to help healthcare providers deepen their understanding of the health effects of incarceration, barriers people face as they transition out of prison and jail, and how to meet the healthcare needs of formerly incarcerated people. We highlight hands-on practices healthcare providers can use to strengthen their relationships with patients impacted by the criminal justice system and increase the number of patients with a history of incarceration in prevention, treatment, and care.

REENTRY EDUCATION PROJECT TRAINING RECIPIENTS

Over the course of five years, the Reentry Education Project has trained over 1,000 healthcare providers and clinic staff in New York City.

MANHATTAN

Bellevue Hospital Center

Callen-Lorde Community Health Center

Family Health Center of Harlem

Harlem Hospital Center

Heritage Health Care

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai East Harlem Health

Outreach Partnership

Institute for Family Health

Janian Medical Care

Metropolitan Hospital Center

Midtown Center for Treatment and Research

Mount Sinai Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Program

Mount Sinai Division of General Internal Medicine

Mount Sinai Division of Liver Diseases

New York Presbyterian Harkness Pavilion

New York Presbyterian Center For Special Studies

The Alliance for Positive Change

BROOKLYN

Kings County Hospital Center

Flatbush Family Health Center at NYU Langone

Family Physician Family Health Center at NYU Langone

NYU Langone Hospital Brooklyn

Park Ridge Family Health Center at NYU Langone

Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone

Seventh Avenue Family Health Center at NYU Langone

Shore Road Family Health Center at NYU Langone

Sunset Terrace Family Health Center at NYU Langone

Outreach

SUNY Downstate Medical Center

The Phoenix House

Turning Point

THE BRONX

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Brightpoint Health

Bronx Lebanon Hospital

BronxCare Center for Comprehensive Care

BronxWorks Bronx Health & Housing Consortium

East Tremont Medical Center

Jacobi Medical Center

Lincoln Medical Center

Montefiore Family Care Center

Montefiore Wellness Center at Port Morris

Montefiore Comprehensive Family Care Center

North Central Bronx Hospital

QUEENS

Elmhurst Hospital Center

Jamaica Hospital Medical Center

Mount Sinai Queens

Queens Hospital Center

The Floating Hospital

Zucker Hillside Hospital

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