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Planning For Success: Leveraging Health Care Reform to Enhance Successful Reentry

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February 26, 2015

3:00 - 4:30 PM ET

With more than 11 million people cycling through US jails every year and an estimated 10-30 percent of corrections spending going to inmate health and behavioral healthcare, there is an obvious need to not only focus on reentry but also on improving the continuity of care for individuals returning to the community.

Planning For Success: Leveraging Health Reform to Enhance Successful Reentry will highlight planning efforts currently underway in Louisville, Kentucky and in Maricopa County, Arizona. Speakers will address how their multi-disciplinary planning efforts have used healthcare reform to bring together justice and health agencies to begin addressing the complex needs of returning offenders. In addition, speakers will discuss how these planning efforts have led to the integration of health insurance enrollment, improved awareness of behavioral health needs, increased health insurance literacy and the development of an information sharing portal to help track justice and health super-utilizers.


  • Jennifer M. Hawkins, M.A., Health Care Services Integration Administrator, Office of the Deputy County Manager, Maricopa County
  • Brian Lee, Deputy Chief, Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office
  • Mark E. Bolton, Director, Louisville Metro Department of Corrections

Tom Walton, Director, Business Development, KentuckyOne Health Partners

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