Correctional Health Care Conference Focuses on Quality
(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.
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 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
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.