ACCME Grants NCCHC Accreditation With Commendation

Posted Dec 9, 2015

The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education has granted NCCHC accreditation with commendation, the highest  level of accreditation recognized by the ACCME. This designation is awarded to continuing medical education providers that demonstrate compliance in all criteria and accreditation policies through regular reporting and documentation of performance. NCCHC was lauded as “a learning organization and a change agent for physicians and the patients they serve.” This award also extends the period of accreditation to six years instead of the typical four years.

"This award is the result of concerted efforts on the part of NCCHC's education committee and staff to excel in meeting the ACCME requirements," said Nancy White, MA, LPC, who chairs the education committee. "As a consequence, the overall quality of our educational programming has improved considerably."

ACCME accreditation seeks to assure the medical community and the public that NCCHC provides physicians with relevant, effective, practice-based continuing medical education that supports U.S. health care quality improvement. The ACCME employs a rigorous, multilevel process for evaluating institutions' continuing medical education programs according to the high accreditation standards adopted by the seven ACCME member organizations.

NCCHC education activities focus on developing the knowledge, skills and professional performance of physicians and allied health professionals active in correctional health care. AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ can be earned by successfully completing these activities.