This is a video clip from a presentation by Sheriff John Ashe and Dr. Cochran, describing the correctional healthcare model utilized in Hampden County, Massachusetts. This model has been recognized as a national best practice model for correctional healthcare.
Sheriff John Ashe and Dr. Cochran gave this presentation after Hampden County, Massachusetts was recognized by Harvard University as a leader in innovation for its public health model in corrections. In their presentation, they describe Hampden County's organizational philosophy that encourages improving the provision of healthcare, increasing health education, and using information sharing to improve continuity of care when inmates leave the facility. They describe how this philosophy has influenced the practices used by staff in the correctional system from the time an individual enters the facility to when they leave the facility and outline the benefits of the new system, including cost savings and reduced health disparities. Lastly, they answer questions from the audience, including a question on how this model could be applied in other settings.