Lifespan Community Health Institute

Center for Health and Justice Transformation

The Center for Health and Justice Transformation, based in the Division of Infectious Diseases, seeks to advance health for justice-involved people through research, education and advocacy.

Infectious diseases, including HIV and other STDs, hepatitis B and C, and tuberculosis, as well as addiction, mental illness and many other diseases, are much more prevalent among individuals involved in the criminal justice system.

The center collaborates with doctors and health care professionals, faculty, researchers, lawyers, community activists, and students.

We are committed to educating health professionals, policy and opinion makers, and the general public, and to translating world-class research into sound, evidence-based policies and practices that address the multiple dimensions of the public health and human rights crisis of mass criminalization.

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