Health Without Barriers
European Federation for Prison Health
The official foundation and launching of the “Health Without Barriers”, the European Federation for Prison Health, was held at the prestigious headquarters of the British Medical Association (BMA) in London on 15 October 2013.
The Federation represents all the professionals dealing with Prison Healthcare and aims to provide education, recommendations and interdisciplinary collaborations in the field, with a collective voice in research policy.
The newly born European Federation seeks to enhance Prison Healthcare for the overall European public benefit, through the:
Promotion of scientific knowledge exchanges in the field of Prison Health
Research and development in the field of Prison Medicine and related publications
Setting-up of shared and common ethical principles and paths on Prison Health
Promotion of good practices and positive experiences data-collection in the field
Organization of conferences, workshops and meetings at European level, including a three yearly European Conference on Prison Medicine
Support on public awareness about Prison Healthcare
The European Federation envisions a global community of internationally networked Prison health experts and stakeholders. Their challenge will positively inspire the international policies on prison issues in order to enhance effective prison evidence-based inmate care, to ensure prison health research assistance and finally to improve the overall quality of life for both prison staff and inmates at European level.
The Italian Society for Prison Health and Medicine (SIMSPe-Onlus) will be in charge, for the coming three years, of the newly established Federation’ Presidency.