Recidivism, social determinants of health, and what does recidivism have to do with re-admission rates? Is there a cycle, a pattern, a deeper exploration surrounding how those who are mentally ill access the care they need before the cycle begins; or even in the midst of the cycle? This cycle is happening and it is bigger than the four walls of a hospital, the criminal justice infrastructure, and the community they serve. So many questions, Here is part two of my discussion with Michael Cunningham from AnMed Health, part four of this series exploring recidivism.
As we talk to Michael, he shares how hospitals term recidivism differently, specifically identifying the core cause for re-admission. This conversation leads to a larger discussion surrounding the social determinants of health for those consistently seeking access to care, especially those cycling inside the walls of the hospital from the criminal justice system.
AnMed Health: https://anmedhealth.org/
Anderson County CJCC: https://www.andersoncountysc.org/criminal-justice-coordinating-council