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Correctional Health Care Conference Focuses on Quality
By The National Commission on Correctional Health Care
Published: 02/16/2017

(Chicago) – Correctional health care clinicians, administrators and others will gather to learn about latest advancements and best practices in delivering health care behind bars at the Spring Conference on Correctional Health Care, to be held April 29-May 2, 2017, in Atlanta. The meeting is presented by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care, the nation’s leading authority on health care systems in jails, prisons and juvenile detention facilities.

The conference will feature more than 50 educational sessions on clinical, administrative and legal aspects of correctional health care. In-depth preconference seminars will explore ethical standards and guidelines for correctional health professionals, suicide prevention, continuous quality improvement, assessment skills for nurses and NCCHC’s Standards for managing medical and mental health care delivery in prisons, jails and juvenile facilities. Other topics on the agenda include mental illness, substance abuse, gender dysphoria, chronic care, pain management and caring for special populations.

The four-day conference is recommended for any correctional professional who is interested in learning more about health care for the incarcerated population – currently more than 2 million adults and juveniles – and its implications for public health and safety.

Professionals can earn up to 26.5 hours of continuing education credit by attending the conference and preconference seminars. Highlights also include networking activities, breakfast roundtable discussions, educational lunches and an exhibit hall featuring hundreds of products and services to support correctional health care. All conference activities take place at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. For more information or to register, visit www.ncchc.org/spring-conference.

About NCCHC: The National Commission on Correctional Health Care is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization working to improve the quality of care in our nation’s jails, prisons and juvenile detention and confinement facilities. Programs and resources include standards for health services in correctional facilities, a voluntary accreditation program for facilities that meet these standards, educational trainings and conferences, publications and professional certification. NCCHC is supported by the major national organizations representing the fields of health, law and corrections. Each of these organizations has named a liaison to the NCCHC Board of Directors.

NCCHC Supporting Organizations: Academy of Correctional Health Professionals, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pas, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, American Association of Public Health Physicians, American Bar Association, American College of Correctional Physicians, American College of Emergency Physicians, American College of Healthcare Executives, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American College of Physicians, American College of Preventive Medicine, American Correctional Health Services Association, American Counseling Association, American Dental Association, American Health Information Management Association, American Jail Association, American Medical Association, American Nurses Association, American Osteopathic Association, American Pharmacists Association, American Psychiatric Association, American Psychological Association, American Public Health Association, American Society of Addiction Medicine, International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology, National Association of Counties, National Association of Social Workers, National Medical Association, National Partnership for Juvenile Services, National Sheriffs’ Association, Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine


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