NCYC Webinar: Access to Healthcare for Vulnerable Populations

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm ET

Panel Members

  • Dr. Michelle Staples-Horne, Medical Director, Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice
  • Dr. Ngozi Ezike, Medical Director, Cermak Health Care at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center

Learning Objectives

    • Understand the healthcare needs of residents presenting with adolescent HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy
    • Discuss appropriate and inappropriate strategies for restraining pregnant residents
    • Understand the steps to implement responsive dental services
    • Increase knowledge of federal HIPAA requirements and the impact of these requirements on staffs’ right to know

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s (OJJDP) National Center for Youth in Custody (NCYC) will present “Access to Healthcare for Vulnerable Populations,” the third Webinar in the series “Improving Conditions of Confinement for Vulnerable Populations.” With increasing frequency, youth with significant and sometimes, highly specialized healthcare needs, i.e., pregnancy, adolescent HIV/AIDS, diabetes, etc., are placed in confinement facilities. Facilities charged with the care of these youth need to have processes in place to identify healthcare needs and access to the resources required to effectively address these needs. Additionally, facility staff must have a clear understanding of the federal requirements under HIPAA to protect the confidentiality of youths’ medical information, including diagnoses. This webinar focuses on identifying symptoms related to specific health needs of youth in confinement facilities and the appropriate policy and staff level response to the needs of these youth.

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