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Event Title: Preventing Recidivism: Where Do You Fit In? - Updates in Correctional Health Care
Hosting Organization: NCCHC - National Commission on Correctional Healthcare
Starting Date: 2012-05-19
Ending Date: 2012-05-22
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Event Location: Grand Hyatt
San Antonio’s famed River Walk
San Antonio, Texas, Texas United States
Description: Concern about public safety and taxpayer expense is stimulating renewed interest among policy makers in improving success rates for people released from prisons and jails. Good physical and mental health are important in helping releasees reintegrate into the community and avoid recidivist behavior. Thus, the role of correctional health services in the larger effort to reduce recidivism can be significant. In addition, strategies developed in collaboration with community partners are essential to provide continuity of care after reentry.

This year’s Updates in Correctional Health Care conference features a special focus on this theme, along with a solid core of topics germane to all aspects of work in this diverse field. Hosted by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care, the meeting is expected to attract nearly 1,000 correctional health professionals who seek the knowledge and insights of experts who will discuss current trends, research findings, innovative solutions and best practices.

Related to the conference theme is a special educational track being presented by Community Oriented Correctional Health Services, a nonprofit organization established to build partnerships between jails and community health care providers. Topics will include use of health information technology, legal issues and more.

On Saturday and Sunday, preconference seminars will address fundamental topics in correctional health care, including NCCHC’s standards for health services. On Monday and Tuesday, concurrent sessions will feature nearly 50 resentations in the areas of medical care, nursing, cost containment, legal issues, mental health care, juvenile services and much more. The meeting offers approximately 25 hours of continuing education credit.

In addition, an outstanding exhibition will feature dozens of companies showcasing the many products and services that can assist attendees in their work.

Updates 2012 will take place at the Grand Hyatt, located on San Antonio’s famed River Walk. The River Walk is a three-mile urban oasis of restaurants, shops and hotels. It is also known for its many historic and unique theme venues.

For complete information on how to participate in this exciting event, contact NCCHC at 773-880-1460, e-mail info@ncchc.org, or visit us online at www.ncchc.org. The conference is also a test site for the Certified Correctional Health Professional exam. Becoming a CCHP demonstrates increased knowledge, professional advancement and identification as a leader in the complex and ever-changing field of correctional health care. Examinations are offered at various locations throughout the year, including NCCHC conferences. The application deadline for the May 20 exam is April 13 (see www.ncchc.org/CCHP for details).

About the National Commission
NCCHC 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. NCCHC establishes standards for health services in correctional facilities; operates a voluntary accreditation program for institutions that meet these standards; produces and disseminates resource publications; provides technical assistance; offers a quality review program; conducts educational trainings and conferences; and offers a certification program for correctional health professionals. NCCHC is supported by the major national organizations representing the fields of health, law and corrections. Each of these organizations has named a representative to the NCCHC Board of Directors.
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Contact Information: Jaime Shimkus
1145 W. Diversey Pkwy
Chicago, Illinois United States
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