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…
Shira Shavit, MD
Executive Director, Transitions Clinic Network (TCN)
Shira Shavit, MD, is a Clinical Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the University of California in San Francisco and the Executive Director of the Transitions Clinic Network (TCN). For nearly two decades, Dr. Shavit has been redefining national best practices for the care for chronically ill individuals and communities impacted by mass incarceration. Under her leadership, the TCN Model grew from the flagship program in San Francisco, where she continues to treat patients, to 48 health systems nationwide. In addition to providing clinical care to people returning from incarceration, Dr. Shavit has provided technical assistance to numerous counties and states to improve health outcomes, cut health care costs, and support healthy integration of individuals reentering their communities.