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Healthy Transitions

The Healthy Transitions program was launched in April 2016 to fill the “medication gap” that occurs between when an ex-offender is released from a Missouri prison and the time that they are able to get a new prescription order. Funded through a grant by the Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis, the program provides free medication for 90 days so that ex-offenders are able to manage their mental and physical health needs until they can get to a community clinic, have an examination and get a new prescription order. The Healthy Transitions program is a collaborative effort between Rx Outreach, Corizon Health, and Missouri Department of Corrections – Probation, and Parole.

Impact: Since 2016, Healthy Transitions provided more than 32,000 free prescriptions to more than 6,000 people leaving correctional facilities. More than half of the people served received mental health medication.

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Funding for this project has been provided in part by:

The Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis is the grant-making ministry of 61 St. Louis area Lutheran Church –
Missouri Synod congregations. The Foundation’s vision is to see the church brought into the lives of
hurting people and people included in the healing life of the church.

Missouri Foundation for Health is a resource for the region, working with communities and nonprofits to generate and accelerate positive changes in health. As a catalyst for change, the Foundation improves the health of Missourians through a combination of partnership, experience, knowledge, and funding.

The Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Foundation is a catalyst for positive change in the lives of those living with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. It is their mission to award grants to organizations and institutions doing work that will have a tangible impact on the field of mental health.

Corizon Health, a correctional healthcare leader for over 35 years, provides medical services in more than 530 prisons, serving 345,000 inmates in 27 states. As a primary partner in Healthy Transitions, Corizon has committed personnel at each Missouri prison to submit valid prescriptions to Rx Outreach.

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