Correctional Health Care Conference to Address Patient Care Amidst Growing Health Care Costs

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Posted Jan 9, 2014

Correctional Health Care Conference to Address Patient Care Amidst Growing Health Care Costs

Chicago (January 9, 2014) – Providing health care in correctional institutions is challenged by growing health care costs and a higher prevalence of chronic and infectious disease, mental illness and substance abuse. To address these concerns, NCCHC has gathered leaders from around the country to share their expertise in the 2014 Spring Conference on Correctional Health Care, a comprehensive four-day event, taking place April 5-8.

State systems faced a 52 percent average growth in health care costs between 2001 and 2008. In addition, legal liability can become a big expense for systems who fail to provide the appropriate level of patient care. To provide guidance, the conference will highlight risk reduction, best practices, outcome studies, suicide prevention and the soon-to-be-released NCCHC 2014 health care standards for jails and prisons. Using the latest standards should help facilities find cost savings while meeting health care guidelines.

The conference will feature six preconference seminars and 50 concurrent sessions. Sessions have been selected to focus on key medical and mental health care issues at beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. The conference will offer up to 26 hours of continuing education credit.

The conference is accompanied by an exhibit hall featuring new products and services to support correctional health care. All conference activities will take place at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. For more information, visit www.ncchc.org/spring-conference.

About the National Commission

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 and Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine


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For more information, contact Kim Sterling, director of marketing at KimSterling@ncchc.org or 773-880-1460 ext 284.