The workgroup Health in Prisons (HiP) works for the promotion of health of prisoners and persons deprived of liberty. It conducts public health assessment in prisons , identifies assets and spreads awareness about the prevention of communicable and non communicable diseases. It also works to empower prisoner gain control on factors influencing their psychological well-being. It concerns mainly with prisoners subject to violence, prisoners with substance use disorders and other marginalized prisoners. HiP also studies work-related psycho-social hazards among prison workers in aim to promote health in prison.

  1. Occupational Stress among Prison Workers 
  2. Work Ability among Prison Workers
  3. Exposure to Psycho-social Hazards in Prisons

Workgroup Items

Dental health in prisons

Dental health in prisons is designing an assessment of dental problems among prison inmates and a mapping of dental services in... [READ MORE]

Infection Control in Prison

Domain 1: Dental health in prisons Domain 2: Prevention of Blood-Borne Viruses in prisons Domain 3: Hygiene and communicable disease in... [READ MORE]

Psychosocial prison health

The central OPPH in SpainĀ has conducted several assessments about the psycho-social environments in prisons in Spain. Findings were published in influential... [READ MORE]

Violence and torture prevention

HiP of OPPH has conducted a health assessment of women prisoners exposed to torture three decades after their liberation. In collaboration... [READ MORE]