The Kirby Institute
Level 6 Seminar Room
Wallace Wurth Building
Sydney NSW 2052
The Kirby Institute is pleased to present:
Mr Barry Zack-, Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Francisco and the CEO of Corrections & Health at the Bridging Group
“Breaking into Prison to Improve Continuity of Care: The Project START+ Model.”
Wednesday 8th April 2015
Light refreshments will be served at 12pm
12.30pm - 1.30pm
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org for catering purposes.
Continuity of Care for people returning home from prison requires collaboration between governmental and community entities and jurisdictions that do not often work together. Though the mission of public health can be viewed as similar to public safety, these systems often take diametrically opposed approaches to their mission. Barry will present a brief overview of the U.S. criminal justice system focusing on incarceration (the U.S. represents about 5 percent of the world's population and nearly one-quarter of the entire world's prison population) and prison models of disease screening and continuity-of-care. The focus of this presentation will be on Project START, an evidenced based prevention & continuity-of-care model currently being implemented in 8 countries and in multiple U.S. prisons and remand centers.
Since 1986, Barry has been working to identify critical gaps in the field of correctional health and has, most importantly, developed evidence-based and collaborative responses to meet these needs. He is a national (U.S.) expert and international consultant in the field of prison and community health. Barry has been conducting research and directing behavioral interventions with a focus on infectious diseases (HIV/STDs/TB and hepatitis), and substance use in prison and jail settings. He has also served as the Principal Investigator of multiple national research studies and has consulted in Africa, Australia, Central and Southeast Asia, Israel and throughout the United States; he has served as an external consultant for the U.S. CDC, SAMHSA (Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration), and the National Institutes of Health. Barry consulted in the U.S. on the Surgeon General's "Call to Action on Corrections and Community Health," as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's "Prevention and Control of Infections with Hepatitis Viruses in Correctional Settings." He also served as a committee member of the Institute of Medicine's report on "Ethical Considerations for the Protection of Prisoners Involved in Research." Barry is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Francisco and the CEO of Corrections & Health at The Bridging Group.