Knowledge is the foundation of competence in professional practice
That’s why educating correctional health professionals is a key strategy in fulfilling the NCCHC mission. Professional education also helps with career advancement, job satisfaction and staff retention. Our programming is driven by rigorous ongoing needs assessment of professionals augmented by input from a committee of experts in a diverse disciplines.
NCCHC provides continuing education credit for physicians, nurses, psychologists and social workers, as well as general credit for professionals in other disciplines. Credit is provided through two chief means. NCCHC’s four annual conferences are unsurpassed in their breadth and quality. The peer-reviewed Journal of Correctional Health Care is the nation’s only professional journal dedicated to scholarly inquiry in this field. NCCHC educational activities offer more than 100 hours of continuing education credit each year.
Through these efforts, we assist and advance thousands of individuals as well as the systems in which they work and the patients for whom they care.
For more than 35 years, NCCHC has emphasized the importance of professional development and staff training, with a strong focus on best practices. Since its debut in 1976, the National Conference on Correctional Health Care has grown from a gathering of 80 pioneers into the must-attend event of the year for thousands of professionals. Since then, the education program has grown, adding other annual conferences and specialty seminars as well as on-request trainings.