Affordable Care Act Impact to Be Explored at Correctional Health Care Leadership Conference

Posted Jun 11, 2013

The Affordable Care Act is the most significant piece of health care legislation in the United States in 45 years. The choices being made today will have a significant impact on health outcomes for inmates, treatment of mental illness in the community, correctional health care costs and even recidivism. In two plenary sessions at the Correctional Health Care Leadership Institutes on July 19-20 in Las Vegas, participants will learn what they need to do to prepare for the ACA.

In addition, the conference, sponsored by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care, will prepare physicians and health administrators to meet goals such as reducing risk and providing quality care under strict budgets while providing them with tools for optimal staffing, outsourcing and outcome measurement.  The conference will offer simultaneous programming in essential and advanced tracks for both physicians and health administrators taught by seasoned correctional health care experts. Attendees may choose their sessions and customize their experiences. The program will end with a plenary session on the Prison Rape Elimination Act, supported by the National PREA Resource Center and the Bureau of Justice Assistance.

“We worked closely with correctional health care leaders from around the nation (including members of the Society of Correctional Physicians) to create sessions that will help physicians and administrators lead in today’s correctional health care environment," says Brent Gibson, MD, NCCHC's vice president of operations. "We’re giving the attendees very strong technical information as well as excellent opportunities to meet and create relationships with other health care leaders who work in similar settings. It’s going to be a unique opportunity for people coming into leadership positions today to learn and for those with more experience to mentor and share.”

The conference is presented in partnership with the Society of Correctional Physicians. Participants can earn up to 12.75 hours of continuing education and will have ample networking opportunities. Early bird registration discounts end on June 21. For more information, visit