Michael DuBose has over 23 years of experience managing procedures and establishing and analyzing objectives, budgets, work performance standards and measurement criteria, quality review metrics, and treatment and education programs in quality assurance. He also has extensive knowledge of the guidelines of the National Detention Standards, Federal Performance-Based Detention Standards and the American Correctional Associations, Performance-Based Standards for Adult Local Detention Facilities, and Standards of the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC)
Prior to joining HMA, Michael was chief operating officer and chief executive officer (CEO) of Community Oriented Correctional Health Services. In this role, he advanced public policy and practice that promoted access to healthcare and treatment services in jails and in the community. He worked to ensure that local healthcare systems were in place to treat the justice-involved populations and improved the ability of jails to connect offenders to community-based systems of care. He addressed health disparities related to justice-involved individuals and focused on the challenges and opportunities created by Medicaid expansion under national health reform. Michael provided technical assistance to local jurisdictions with an interest in enhancing re-entry services, connectivity, and changing how justice-involved individuals receive healthcare, particularly treatment for mental illness and addictions. He also strived to improve the healthcare delivery system to save costs and reduce recidivism. In connection with the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NNCHC), developed a proposed set of “Best Practice Recommendations” for delivering health care to individuals in local county jails focusing on three specific areas of care that are pertinent to most correctional facilities: sexually transmitted diseases, serious and persistent mental illness and addiction to drugs and alcohol.
As an Independent Correctional Health Care Consultant, Michael provided consultant services in the areas of community oriented correctional healthcare, jail-based healthcare, food service quality assurance, programs and services, and environmental health and safety reviews. He provided quality assurance reviews (QARs) of various prisons, jails and juvenile detention and community-based facilities throughout the United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands as the subject matter expert in the functional areas of healthcare, environmental health and safety, services and programs and food services. In juvenile settings he provided change management, direction and leadership to remedy court ordered mandates under a Consent Decree for juveniles in secured and detained settings.
Michael’s previous roles include health services administrator, deputy warden, public health educator/advisor and internal/external medical and culinary auditor/consultant for the DC Department of Corrections. Michael managed a $25million dollar health care contract for contracted comprehensive medical services and an $80 million dollar budget for support services in a correctional setting. He has experience in developing, implementing and supervising substance abuse treatment programs in correctional settings.
As a primary-medical, psychosocial case manager, with a community-based non-profit AIDS services organization, Michael provided case management services for HIV patients and others with infectious diseases in a neighborhood health clinic and developed the case management training program for case managers from the Health Department in eight neighborhood health clinics. He also provided Afro-Centric individual and family therapeutic services in the Washington Metropolitan area while at a community-based mental health facility.
Michael earned a Master of Social Work in administration, training and staff development from the University of Georgia and a Bachelor of Science in psychology with a clinical emphasis from the University of West Florida. He is also a certified executive chef by the Culinary Institute of Washington.