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Advancing policy and practice to improve lives, health, and safety as people return to communities after incarceration


HARP builds bridges across stakeholders and sectors to advance equitable, effective policy ideas


HARP advances policies that promote continuity of and access to care for people returning to communities from incarceration


HARP works to accelerate and scale new and innovative approaches to health care at reentry

Recent HARP Materials

NEW: Statement on CMS’ Approval of Five New Medicaid Reentry Waivers

NEW: Eight Key Considerations for Successful Implementation of New Medicaid Reentry Policies

Key Elements of Medicaid Reentry Waivers

Comparison of CMS guidance with approved waivers in California, Washington, Montana, and Massachusetts

Fact Sheet: Medicaid's New Role in Advancing Reentry: Key Policy Changes

Spring 2024

Issue Brief: Essential Connections

Community Health Centers’ Role in Facilitating Healthy Transitions Out of Incarceration

Statement and Summary

On the Medicaid and Criminal Justice Provisions of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2024

What is HARP?

The Health and Reentry Project (HARP) is a cross-sector initiative to improve the health of people returning to communities after leaving jails and prisons. HARP works to achieve stronger policy and practice at the intersection of the health care and criminal justice systems by building bridges across sectors and stakeholders. Our goal is to improve the health, safety, and wellbeing of people and communities.

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HARP Supporters

HARP is grateful for past and current support from:

Arnold Ventures
The Commonwealth Fund
California Health Care Foundation
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The Rx Foundation
Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies