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Innovations in Care: TIP Justice Health Clinics

Maricopa County, AZ
Program Year: 2020

Terros Health, a nonprofit, whole health, integrated care company, in partnership with the Maricopa County Adult Probation Department (MCAPD) co-located integrated care and probation services as part of an innovative program to advance integrated care systems in Arizona. The program targets adults on probation, a historically underserved population that has experienced inequities in health coverage and care while experiencing significant health care needs. The program aims to improve the integration of physical and behavioral health care as well as social determinants of health, leading to improved health and justice outcomes. Co-located services were established in four locations, including the opening of a medical clinic inside a probation office. Many probationers place a low priority on health care, and they are more likely than the general population to utilize emergency departments and urgent care when seeking treatment. Probation officers and health care staff work collaboratively to motivate probationers to engage in health care services. In addition to assisting probationers with their existing health needs, probationers are learning how to use health care services in a cost-efficient and effective manner. In the most recent year of this program, 1,856 probationers received integrated care services at the co-located facilities.

Ms. Therese Wagner
Deputy Chief, Adult Probation Department