Improving Health Care for Inmates to Decrease Recidivism

Los Angeles County has been working to improve the delivery of healthcare services in county jails for almost 20 years. In 2015, the county prioritized a major restructuring of healthcare services within the jails with the goal of streamlining the provision of care and creating a more coordinated, integrated system.

As part of this major restructuring of healthcare services for inmates, FUSE Fellow Tom Pyun will create an improved inmate intake process that optimizes the experience for patients and helps guarantee they receive the care and support they need. He will also identify and begin implementation of his recommendations.