Below: Priorities among Women Recently Released from Jail
Five out of 28 women listed health as their top post-release priority. However, many women had competing priorities after release, including housing, employment, and children. We found that women described several reasons why health was not a priority; however, participants reported regular use of the healthcare system upon release from jail, indicating that health was important to them to some degree.
Our findings may inform intervention efforts that connect women to healthcare resources and increase health-promoting behavior during the transition from jail to community.
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