Health and Human Rights

The Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights

The Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights is a partnership between the Miriam Hospital and The Alpert Medical School at Brown University. 

Mission
The Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights seeks to improve the health and human rights of criminal justice populations through education, research, and advocacy.

Vision
The Center strives to translate world-class research describing best practices that effectively address different dimensions of the public health and human rights crisis affecting criminal justice populations into sustainable laws, policies and practices. A key component of this effort is the education of policy and opinion makers, health professionals, and the general public about the multiple, interlocking dimensions and impact of the crisis on the individuals, families, and communities directly affected and on society in general. The Center advances its goals by harnessing the passion and interdisciplinary skills and training of its members who include doctors and health care professionals; faculty, researchers, and students from a variety of disciplines and institutions; lawyers, community activists, and others who are dedicated to shaping and effecting the interdisciplinary, multi-layered response that this crisis demands.

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