Building the Table: A Right to Quality and Continuous Health Care for People Incarcerated and Returning from Incarceration

Lack of access to quality, culturally appropriate, and trauma-informed health, mental health, and behavioral care, in addition to the impact of social determinants of health, exacerbates the disparities faced by individuals with low-incomes and people of color. These challenges manifest in more severe and extensive health care struggles for people of color compared to their white counterparts. In turn, incarceration itself is a major social determinant of health.