Unlocking the Gates to Health: Peer Health Mentor

Unlocking the Gates to Health: Peer Health Mentor Program for Women Leaving Correctional Centres October, 2018

Presented by: Mo Korchinski, BSW; Ruth Elwood Martin, MD Co-investigators: Nicole Myers, Jane Buxton, Marla Buchanan, Carl Leggo, Vivian Ramsden, Lynn Fels, Lara-Lisa Condello, Patti Janssen, Alison Granger-Brown

Book sales - support educational awards for women & children Arresting Hope Education Fund

Outline 1. 2. 3.

4. Background UTG: what we do

UTG: evaluation findings Next steps Background: Participatory Health Research with incarcerated women

corrections Bubble diagram and refs x 2

Martin RE, Murphy K, Hanson D, et al. The development of participatory health research among incarcerated women in a Canadian prison. Int J of Prisoner Health. 2009; 5.2: 95 107 Martin RE, Murphy K, Chan R, Ramsden VR, Granger-Brown A, Macaulay AC, Kahlon R, Ogilvie G, Hislop TG. Primary health care: applying the principles within a community-based participatory health research project that began in a Canadian women's prison. Global Health

Promotion. 2009; 16: 4: 43-53 Background: Doing Time study

UTG: what we do Peer Health Mentoring

UTG: on-line court registry UTG: invitation letters

UTG: flyers on living units UTG: phone intake interview

UTG: consent for evaluation research UTG: surveys intake, demographics, substance use, ACE, THN, etc

UTG: evaluation survey at end of mentor period UTG: PHMs training, checking in, boundaries, field notes

UTG: what we do UTG: evaluation quantitative findings

UTG: evaluation quantitative findings UTG: evaluation quantitative findings

UTG: evaluation quantitative findings UTG: evaluation quantitative findings

UTG: evaluation quantitative findings UTG: evaluation qualitative findings found poems

Found PoemWhat do you want people to know about women leaving prison? Found Poems were created by Carl Leggo, as he lingers and listens to data, selecting and gathering extracts from interview responses of women who are being mentored and from field notes written by

women who are mentors Next Steps: expand UTG

Demonstrate Excellence in PHM programs for First Nation men and women leaving prison (Target - 100 men with complete a minimum of 1 health goal; 100 women will complete a minimum of 1 health goal) Report quantitative data (e.g. # FN men and women served; # connections to a doctor postrelease; # applications to income support post-release; # connections to community

resources (food, clothing, temporary housing); # people housed; # people connected with a FNH PHM) Collaborate with Research Branch, BC Corrections, and Provincial Health Services Authority, to explore association(s) with recidivism and healthcare data.

Thank you for listening..... QUESTIONS?

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