Each year more than 650,000 people are released from prison and 9 million more cycle through jails. People released from incarceration are at extremely high risk for adverse health outcomes and death due to preexisting behavioral health and chronic medical conditions, lack of access to care pre-incarceration and poor continuity…
Lead Community Health Worker and Trainer, Transitions Clinic Network (TCN)
Joseph Calderon, Community Health Worker (CHW), is the Lead CHW and Trainer at the Transitions Clinic Network (TCN). At the age of 23 he started serving a life sentence. After nearly 20 years incarcerated, he began to explore ways to give back to society upon his release. In his role at TCN, Joe trains and mentors CHWs with histories of incarceration nationally. He has a passion for working with diverse and disenfranchised populations, leveraging his personal experience with incarceration to advocate for social justice and community investment.