Call for Papers Open for 2014 Correctional Mental Health Care Conference

Posted Nov 19, 2013

Chicago, IL,  (November 19, 2013) — The National Commission on Correctional Health Care invites leaders and practitioners in the field to submit abstracts for the Correctional Mental Health Care Conference, to take place at the Omni Interlocken near Denver on July 20-21, 2014. The submission deadline is January 10, 2014.

How can mental health practitioners in institutions maximize their effectiveness working with a growing population with greater mental health needs? This conference will bring together mental health professionals to share innovative solutions and network with colleagues facing similar challenges.

 The conference will feature a broad range of content areas, program skill levels from basic to advanced and interactive instruction. Expert presentations and posters are being sought on critical issues such as behavioral and mental health disorders and treatment, administrative issues, best practices, emerging legal issues, substance abuse and treatment, special populations, segregation, reentry and more.

To submit an abstract, visit Speakers receive a discounted registration rate and excellent exposure to the field. For more information, contact or call 773-880-1460, ext. 286.


About the National Commission on Correctional Health Care

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.

NCCHC Supporting Organizations: Academy of Correctional Health Professionals, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Physician Assistants, American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, American Association of Public Health Physicians, American Bar Association, American College of Emergency Physicians, American College of Healthcare Executives, American College of Neuropsychiatrists, 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, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology, National Association of Counties, National Association of County and City Health Officials, National Association of Social Workers, National Medical Association, National Partnership for Juvenile Services, National Sheriffs' Association, Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine and Society of Correctional Physicians.