Muskegon County Jail

At a Glance:

Location: Muskegon County, Michigan

Date: 2019

Vital Condition: Basic Needs for Health and Safety, Meaningful Work and Wealth

Determinants of Health: healthcare access, adverse childhood experiences, neighborhood safety, employment, justice system, meaningful work and wealth, Incarceration

Affected Population: Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, Justice Involved Populations

Research Methods: Other

Community Types:

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This HIA seeks to inform decisions around the construction of a new jail and juvenile transition center in Muskegon County Michigan. The HIA will focus on environmental and social determinants of health including environmental hazards based on site selection, access to services and quality of those services, and unemployment. The HIA will determine likely effects on health outcomes including substance abuse, chronic disease and injuries from crime and violence.

This Health Impact Assessment Report first appeared in The Cross-Sector Toolkit for Health. The Cross-Sector Toolkit for Health was originally developed by the Health Impact Project, formerly a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts. The creation of this resource was supported by a grant from the Health Impact Project. The views expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Pew Charitable Trusts, or the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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