On April 7th, 2016 from 10:30am – 12:00pm, Arthur M. Brewer, MD, CCHP, the Statewide Medical Director will be presenting on the physical and mental   health problems of the prison population. Attendance may be in-person by registering on NJLMN or through live-streaming. The presentation will summarize mortality rates and chronic disease prevalence of incarcerated persons, discuss the challenges around substance abuse treatment and perceptions of mental health for this population, provide information about HCV treatment and the challenges that state correctional systems are faced with addressing this problem as well as recognize the risk that inmates face upon discharge and the efforts made to minimized these risks.