First Look at 2014 NCCHC Jail and Prison Standards

Posted Sep 3, 2013

Attendees at the National Conference on Correctional Health Care, to take place October 26-30 in Nashville, will get the first look at NCCHC’s 2014 Standards for Health Services for jails or prisons at preconference seminars on October 26.

The Standards are NCCHC’s latest recommendations for managing health care delivery in adult correctional facilities and the foundation of its accreditation program. The editions have been updated from 2008 and recognize current practices and conditions in the field and the most up-to-date evidence-based practices. Understanding and using the standards will help all facilities gain experience in implementing quality improvements that will lead to more efficient and effective delivery of services, fewer adverse events, reduced liability risk and better patient health care. The Standards are the basis of NCCHC’s accreditation program. Attendees of the preconference seminars will receive a copy of the appropriate prison or jail Standard when they are published in early 2014.

One of the largest gatherings of correctional health professionals in the world, the national conference brings new information to the forefront and helps participants in this challenging field integrate that knowledge into practice. The meeting offers up to 32 hours of continuing education credit.

All conference activities will take place at the Nashville Convention Center. A guaranteed special conference hotel rate is available through October 5. For more information, visit

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 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