Every year, 11 million individuals process in and out of the county jail system in the United States. Approximately two-thirds of those individuals suffer from a mental illness or substance use disorder, often both. Counties and their community partners are recognizing the value of collaborating and sharing healthcare information to provide fully-informed care before, during and after incarceration. County care providers work hard to help improve recovery outcomes using cost-effective and evidence-based treatment so these individuals remain successful in their recovery as they leave the criminal justice system. The value-based care model enables this care coordination.

Tom Stucke, vice president and general manager, public sector at Netsmart takes to the National Association of Counties (NACo) blog to discuss how value-based care can help the justice-involved get the assistance they need from mental illness or substance abuse. View the blog here.