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Program GoalsWhat is the MADE Transition Clinic Program? The MADE Transitional Clinic program is an evidence-based model of care for people with chronic health conditions returning to the community from incarceration. The Transitional Clinic program was developed as a pilot program to collaborate with community members impacted by the criminal justice system. MADE Institute works in collaboration with local correctional entities and partners with community-based organizations that address the social determinants of health. Other core components include: promoting and addressing factors related to healthy reintegration into the community; assuring access to integrated behavioral health services and providing care coordination and chronic disease management support.
Who does MADE Transitions Clinic program serve?
MADE Transitions Clinic program serves chronically ill individuals upon their release from incarceration. Transitions Clinic patients are:
– Returning citizens upon the post-release population.
– Disproportionately African Americans and other marginalized individuals in Urban Communities.
– At-Risk-Youth and those at moderate to high risk of recidivism.
– Veterans impacted by the criminal justice system and homelessness.
– Limited by low health literacy.
– Disproportionately affected by substance use, mental health or dual-diagnoses.
What is the impact of the Transitional Clinic program?
MADE Transitional Clinic program helps to improve health and reentry outcomes for individuals returning from incarceration.
Genesee County ranks at or near the bottom of all counties in Michigan in terms of actual health behaviors and outcomes (2016 Community Health Needs Assessment by the Greater Flint Health Coalition). These issues are especially prevalent among returning citizens. While many returning citizens receive basic services while they are incarcerated, most have no concept of how to navigate the healthcare system, and more importantly, how to develop and maintain healthy habits that address chronic disease states. In addition to returning citizens, MADE also serves youth at risk of incarceration.
Such returning citizens and at-risk youth have a number of well-documented and diverse health challenges that require an integrated team of professionals to improve individual outcomes.