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Posted Mar 20, 2017
Eileen Couture, DO, RN, CCHP-P, began her term as chair of NCCHC’s board of directors at its annual meeting in October 2016. She has served on the board since 2007 as liaison of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Here she discusses her career path and her involvement with NCCHC.
Posted Nov 3, 2016
NCCHC board member Carolyn Sufrin, MD, PhD, spoke about the importance of improving data on incarcerated pregnant women at the 2016 annual meeting of the American Public Health Association.
Posted Aug 25, 2016
The practice of long-term isolation has received a great deal of attention in recent years. We need to create strategies for individuals who cannot be housed or mix with others.

- Jayne Russell, MEd, CCHP-A, chair of the NCCHC board of directors
Posted Jun 14, 2016
We have reason to be proud of what we do and the progress we’ve made; looking back, it gives us cause to celebrate the advancements in our field. Yet we will not lose sight of our current challenges.

- Jayne Russell, MEd, CCHP-A, chair of the NCCHC board of directors
Posted Apr 25, 2016
Given the high risk of harm caused by solitary confinement, especially for juveniles, the practice should be curtailed, according to a guest editorial written by NCCHC board members Kevin Fiscella, MD, MPH, and Robert Morris, MD, CCHP-P. The editorial appears in the Spring 2016 issue of CorrectCare®. The editorial reports that restrictive housing (aka solitary confinement) is widely employed in jails and prisons, including segregation lasting 30 days or more. In adult facilities, youth…