Implementing a Culture of Health Among Probationers

J Correct Health Care. 2021 Jul 1. doi: 10.1089/jchc.19.05.0041. Online ahead of print.


Justice-involved individuals struggle with a multitude of health issues, and addressing the needs of these individuals requires the efforts of multiple agencies working across traditionally siloed systems. This study provides evidence on the implementation of a one-stop health services delivery model, Culture of Health, piloted in an urban probation office. This model uses a change team approach to focus the efforts of multiple agencies toward improving the alignment, collaboration, and synergy of health and other social service delivery to this underserved population. This article reports on the development and application issues involved in instituting such a novel design. The study demonstrates that the health culture within probation, buy-in from probation officers, and dwindling support from change team members all posed noteworthy issues for program implementation.

PMID:34232792 | DOI:10.1089/jchc.19.05.0041