Prison Health Program Committee

To represent the interests of all CFPC members providing care to incarcerated men, women and youth, their families and communities, including those for whom this is part of their broad scope family practice and those with a special interest or focused practice.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us.

CFPC Position Statement on Health Care Delivery

CFPC Position Statement on Solitary Confinement

Prison Health Literature Search Results - April 2017

Prison Health Literature Search Results - January 2017

Prison Health Literature Search Results - December 2016

The Mandela Rules were adopted unanimously by the United Nations General Assembly in December, 2015.

CFPC Prison Health Program Update

Guidelines for the Implementation of Mother-Child Units in Canadian Correctional Facilities

Health Council of Canada report Empathy, dignity, and respect: Creating cultural safety for Aboriginal people in urban health care

New Resources for Physicians working in Correctional Facilities

CFPC’s Prison Health Program Committee has developed an Orientation Manual, which provides helpful information and practical advice for physicians and trainees who are working in or are interested in working in correctional facilities. 

The Prison Health Program Committee has also developed a document summarizing best practices in the Recruitment and Retention of physicians in correctional facilities. This document has been shared with senior decision makers for their consideration and  implementation. Physicians are also encouraged to advocate for adoption of these strategies in the jurisdictions and institutions in which they work. 

In the News

Prison Health Committee outlines position on banning solitary confinement

Newsletters

Spring 2016

Upcoming events

Prisoner mental health conference
Best practices and alternatives to solitary confinement
June 2, 2017 | Vancouver Convention Centre

Conference topics will include:

  • the harms of solitary confinement
  • trauma and addiction
  • current standards for treatment of common mental disorders in a correctional setting
  • implementation of the United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (the Mandela Rules)

Email us at [email protected] if you would like to receive information about registration or for other inquiries.

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Publication

Arresting Hope: Women Taking Action in Prison Health Inside Out
edited by Ruth Elwood Martin (Chair, Prison Health Program Committee), Mo Korchinski, Lynn Fels, and Carl Leggo

The Collaborating Centre for Prison Health and Education health presentation slides developed at UBC

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