Correctional Health Care Conference Addresses Top Concerns

Posted Aug 14, 2014


The National Conference on Correctional Health Care will feature 100 sessions on key issues facing health care professionals working in jails, prisons and juvenile detention and confinement. Expert presenters will discuss hepatitis C and HIV treatments, the Affordable Care Act, mental health and suicide prevention, nursing, clinical care, special populations and dozens of other topics relevant to all aspects of work in this field. The conference is organized by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care, the leading not-for-profit organization for correctional health care quality.

Other conference highlights include a first look at the draft NCCHC 2015 Standards for Mental Health Services in Correctional Facilities, a preconference seminar on health care training for the Prison Rape Elimination Act and sessions on dual disorders, transgender populations, legal challenges, quality improvement and restraints for pregnant inmates. The Oscar-nominated director of Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall will show this moving documentary and answer questions about the six-month filming at the Iowa State Penitentiary.

Many correctional health professionals have limited opportunities to meet and network with others in the field. The conference, the largest in the world for the field, gives them a unique platform for informal discussions with experts and peers. In addition to helping participants connect with each other, the meeting offers 32 hours of continuing education credit and the opportunity to tour the health services facilities at the Clark County Detention Center.

All conference activities, including an exhibit hall featuring 100 exhibitors, will take place at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas.

More information is available at Early registration discounts are available through September 10.

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 liaison to the NCCHC Board of Directors.

For more information:

Kimberly Sterling, Director of Marketing, NCCHC,, 773-880-1460 ext 284