REHJ

RE-ENVISIONING HEALTH & JUSTICE

exploring the intersection of incarceration and health inequality

The UNC Re-Envisioning Health and Justice Lab was formed in 2016 with the purpose of better understanding the full impact of mass incarceration on the health and well-being of the individual and the community.

AdobeStock_344272471.jpeg

SPOTLIGHT ON RESEARCH:  VACCINES IN CORRECTIONAL SETTINGS

Experts from seven of the nation's top universities urge health officials to prioritize incarcerated persons and correctional staff in early phase distribution of COVID-19 Vaccines. Incarcerated populations are among the highest risk for exposure to the virus and, due to higher rates of underlying health conditions, face the greatest risk of life-threatening complications.

In their white paper,  Drs. Emily Wang, Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, Lisa Puglisi, and Bruce Western lay out four recommendations for the planned inclusion of persons living and working in correctional settings for receiving vaccination.