Director of Healthcare Initiatives for Justice-Involved Populations
BioDaniel Mistak is acting president and director of Health Care Initiatives for Justice-Involved Populations at Community Oriented Correctional Health Services. Dan connects community systems of care to services provided in jails to improve care on both sides of the wall. He provides policy guidance to federal and state stakeholders to improve care for systems-involved people. He also works to empower community leaders to use health systems to shrink the impact of carceral systems. He has been a trial attorney and worked with justice-involved individuals regarding the collateral consequences of inequities in justice systems. Dan established the first medical–legal partnership for victims of crime and justice-involved individuals in the United States. He holds a juris doctorate from the UC Berkeley School of Law and master’s degrees in genetics/cell biology and philosophy from Washington State University. He is admitted to practice law in California and Hawaii.
Professional Interests & Expertise
Advocacy,Community Health,Community Organizing,Community Partnerships,Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs),Government,Health Centers,Health Finance,Health Systems,Law,Medicaid and Medicare,Medical-Legal Partnerships,Mental and Behavioral Health,Non-profit Leadership/Management,Policy/Advocacy,Research,Research, Measurement, and Evaluation,Rural Health,Stakeholder Engagement,Universal Health