Armor partners with community-based agencies to develop or maintain innovative programs focusing on HIV, women’s health, family well-being, chronic illness, and contagious disease management, as well as our award-winning discharge planning program.
Led by many of our health providers, who have professional training and backgrounds in public health, we have assisted our clients in securing grants, meeting local program requirements, and accessing patient education and health promotion resources. As a result, we have restored or strengthened our correctional facilities’ role in community health programs.
Armor’s commitment translates into reduced recidivism, in addition to stronger relationships among local criminal justice and health care providers. We have assumed local and statewide leadership in public health by supporting programs such as:
- Rapid HIV Testing
- Sexually Transmitted Disease Testing
- Hepatitis B Vaccination
- Contact Tracing for Communicable Diseases
- Women’s Health
- HIV Linkage
These public health initiatives have been central to our engagement of local partners in correctional health services. As a result of our efforts, we are recognized for our advocacy of statewide initiatives and responsiveness to such local stakeholders as HIV/AIDS coalitions, and public health advocates.
To form strong partnerships with clients, Armor creates relationships with community partners from hospitals, hospital networks and specialists, to suppliers and community mental health services. Armor helps clients to negotiate the best rates and we value supporting local business at our client sites.