Breast cancer awareness program educates inmates at Alabama women’s facilities

An October 29 article by Kelsey Stein featured on www.al.com discussed several Breast Cancer Awareness Month events and educational programs held at Alabama women’s correctional facilities during the month of October, including a program in which inmates learned about mammograms and routine breast exams. At the end of the program, inmates lit candles to honor the memories of loved ones lost to the disease. Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) Commissioner Kim Thomas stated, “I’m pleased that our facility staff and healthcare provider [Corizon Health] recognize the importance of raising awareness of women’s health issues among our female population.”

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Behavioral health director co-authors article for national corrections publication

Behavioral health director co-authors article for national corrections publicationCorizon Health was prominently featured in the July/August 2014 issue of Corrections Today magazine, the official publication of the American Correctional Association. The cover story, written in partnership with our Arizona DOC client, was entitled, “Collaboration, Partnership and Education: Essentials for the Management of Mentally Ill Offenders.”

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Dr. Glenda Newell-Harris elected President of The Links, Incorporated

Dr. Glenda Newell-Harris elected President of The Links, Incorporated

Dr. Glenda Newell-Harris

Corizon Health physician, Dr. Glenda Newell-Harris has been elected as the 16th national president of The Links, Incorporated and The Links Foundation. This marks the first time a medical doctor will serve at the helm. Dr. Newell-Harris is a 29-year member of the Alameda Contra-Costa (CA) Chapter, and she steps into her new role having served four years as the organization’s national vice president.

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Moberly Correctional Center staff keeps Missouri a little cleaner

Moberly Correctional Center staff keeps Missouri a little cleanerThe Corizon Health team at Moberly Correctional Center (MCC) adopted a 1.8 mile stretch of highway in front of their facility about a year ago, and since then staff members have picked up trash four times. On average, they have collected 21 bags of trash each time. (more…)

St. Lucie County achieves perfect score on NCCHC accreditation

St. Lucie County achieves perfect score on NCCHC accreditation

The St. Lucie team

Congratulations are in order for the St. Lucie County Jail (FL) for receiving a score of 100% on their recent National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) re-accreditation survey. A perfect score is no small feat, and St. Lucie has reached this goal twice in the past six years. (more…)