Research Library

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On any given day, over 100,000 individuals are involved in the criminal justice system in Colorado

This library contains comprehensive sets of research for stakeholders working with justice involved individuals. This information relates to opportunities to connect criminal justice and health systems to better serve justice involved people.

To access resources for finding health coverage or health care, visit the following:

Legal Action Center

State Profiles of Health Care Information for the Criminal Justice System
Information includes an interactive map regarding health care for justice involved people in each state.

National Association for State Health Policy

Toolkit: State Strategies to Enroll Justice-Involved Individuals in Health Care Coverage
The National Academy for State Health Policy has developed a robust toolkit that provides information on health care reform efforts with justice involved populations across the county.

Community Oriented Correctional Health Services

ACA Resources
The Community Oriented Correctional Health Services (COCHS) website has a host of information such as white papers and research regarding the importance of health care services for justice involved people.

National Institute of Corrections (NIC)

ACA Resources
Provides a list of “top-shelf” resources that have been hand-picked by the NIC library team including publications and webinars on topics including:

  • Enrollment
  • Funding and budgets
  • Health reform and public health
  • Mental Health
  • Policies

U.S. Department of Human Services

State by State analysis of the ACA: Colorado
The ACA is working to make health care more affordable, accessible, and high quality for the people of Colorado. Review statistics including enrollment data, Medicaid expansion numbers and additional information.