Building Bridges to Care from Correctional Systems to Healthcare in the Community
This brief is for public safety leaders, state Medicaid agency personnel, and policymakers who work on issues related to criminal justice and behavioral health. It describes the key components of a seamless system of care for individuals being released from jail or prison with medical and/or behavioral health conditions, and is intended to support and inform efforts to build bridges to care between correctional and community healthcare systems.
TASC’s Medicaid Policy Series is designed to help leaders maximize the opportunities of Medicaid expansion in order to more swiftly and effectively connect justice populations to healthcare services in the community. The lead author of the series is TASC Administrator of Medicaid Policy and Program Development Sherie Arriazola.