Correctional Health Care Leadership Institutes

July 18 - July 19, 2014

The exclusive 2014 Institutes have been created to raise the level of management and leadership expertise of physicians and other clinicians and health administrators in the correctional environment. Meet the next generation of leaders in the field in a beautiful retreat setting. Share insights, innovations and new solutions and make contacts you’ll rely on for years to come.


Welcome Letter
Program Agenda
Continuing Education
About Denver
Leading the Field
Presenter Guidelines
Exhibitor and Sponsorship Information

tailored For Emerging and Seasoned leaders

As leaders in correctional health care, you face unique challenges every day. You manage best practices, personnel, budgets, security concerns and patient advocacy in some of the toughest environments anywhere. You depend on tailored expert resources for support and guidance.

This exciting multitrack event features a unique curriculum to help you develop and hone the critical skills needed to manage clinical and administrative operations in a correctional health care system.

The physician and clinician track is recommended for all staff trained in direct care who also have or wish to develop management responsibilities. It is produced in conjunction with the Society of Correctional Physicians, the leading correctional physician membership organization in the world. The health administrator track has been developed by experts in management of the administrative aspects of correctional health care programs and is particularly helpful for professionals charged with achieving executive and operational excellence in their programs.

Download the preliminary program (.pdf).

"How I wish I'd had the chance years ago to learn the things I learned at the Leadership Institutes. The innovative solutions shared on how to manage our patients were insightful and practical. I don't feel alone doing correctional medicine any more. I would highly recommend that my colleagues attend future NCCHC conferences." — Prison Medical Director




Register online to receive immediate confirmation and payment receipt. If you are new to our online registration system,you must first create your log-in and password.
To register by mail or fax, please download this registration form.

 Registration Rates

Through 6/15

6/16 through 7/15

Registration for the Correctional Health Care Leadership Institutes* (health care professionals only)



Registration for both the Correctional Health Care Leadership Institutes and the Correctional Mental Health Care Conference* 




* Members of the Academy of Correctional Health Professionals and the Society of Correctional Physicians receive a $25 discount on early and regular rates. For details, visit www.correctionalhealth.org or www.societyofcorrectionalphysicians.org. These groups are independent of NCCHC and the discounts are offered as a courtesy.

Due to the exclusive nature of this event, only health care professionals engaged in direct services to patients, health care administration or supervision of other health care professionals are invited to register. Representatives of suppliers to the field (e.g., supplies, equipment, pharmaceuticals) should contact Sales@ncchc.org for more information. NCCHC has the final decision on the acceptance of any registration, including those fulfilled online.

To be considered preregistered, your registration with full payment must be received by July 15. After this date, all registrations must be processed on-site.

Registration includes breakfast and lunch each day and full access to the proceedings in electronic format.

Note: Registration for, attendance at or participation in NCCHC conferences and associated activities constitutes an agreement to permit NCCHC to use and distribute (now and in the future) the registrant's or attendee's image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes of such events and activities. 

Cancellation Policy

Notification of cancellation must be submitted in writing. Cancellations received by July 4 will be refunded less a $100 processing fee. No refunds will be made for cancellations after July 4. Delegate substitutions are allowed at any time, but NCCHC must be notified in writing. Registrants who fail to attend the conference and do not notify NCCHC are responsible for full payment.

Questions? Call (773) 880-1460 or email info@ncchc.org.

Dear Colleague:

Leaders in correctional health care face unique challenges every day. We manage best practices, personnel, budgets, security concerns and patient advocacy in some of the toughest environments anywhere. We depend on tailored expert resources for support and guidance. Year after year, the National Commission on Correctional Health Care delivers these resources.  

 NCCHC, as the long-standing leading organization supporting health care quality in prisons, jails and juvenile confinement facilities, understands your specific needs and concerns. The Commission has worked diligently with expert clinicians, administrators, and other thought leaders to create a unique curriculum to help you develop and hone the critical skills needed to manage clinical and administrative operations in a correctional health care system.  

 This exciting multitrack event covers both the essential and advanced topics necessary to successfully lead a correctional health care program. The physician and clinician track is recommended for all staff trained in direct care who also have or wish to develop management responsibilities. The health administrator track has been developed by experts in management of the administrative aspects of correctional health care programs and is particularly helpful for professionals charged with achieving executive and operational excellence in their programs. The tracks are produced in conjunction with the Society of Correctional Physicians and the Academy of Correctional Health Professionals, the largest professional societies for correctional physicians and professionals in the world.  

The conference will take place in a retreat setting where you will have plenty of time to meet peers and experts, learn from colleagues and go back to work energized and armed with new strategies and solutions for meeting your professional responsibilities. In addition, time has been set aside for facilitated roundtables to maximize interaction.  

The program will take place at the award-winning Omni Interlocken in Denver on July 18-19. We encourage you to participate in this exciting program and hope to see you in July.

Best Regards,

Brent Gibson, MD, MPH, CCHP, NCCHC Vice President of Operations

Rebecca Lubelczyk, MD, CCHP, President, Society of Correctional Physicians

Mary Muse, MS, RN, CCHP-RN, CCHP-A, President, Academy of Correctional Health Professionals

Program Agenda

Participants may attend any session. Suggested tracks and plenary sessions are shown below.



Physicians and Other Clinicians



Friday, July 18

7:00 am
8:00 am

Breakfast Session: The History of Correctional Health  Care: Why  it Matters Now More Than Ever

Ron Shansky, MD, MPH; Brent Gibson, MD, MPH, CCHP

8:00 am
5:00 pm

Exhibits Open

9:15 am – 10:15 am

Health  Care in the Correctional Culture: Inmates as Patients Rebecca Lubelczyk, MD, CCHP

Inmate Responsibility, User Fees, and Early Release of Elderly and Terminally Ill Inmates
Sharon Lewis, MD

Quality Improvement: Measuring Change Nicholas Scharff, MD, MPH

10:15 am – 10:45 am

Exhibit and Networking Break

11:45 am – 1:00 pm

Educational Lunch: HIV in the Correctional Setting

Ty Bingham, PharmD, AAHIVP

1:00 pm
1:30 pm

Exhibit and Networking Break

1:30 pm
2:30 pm

Corrections: Where  Health  Care and Law Enforcement Leaders Meet

Nick Nicholson, PhD

2:45 pm
3:45 pm

Being Sued: Federal Claims vs. State Malpractice
Deana Johnson, JD

The Appropriate Infrastructure for Quality Dental  Services*
Dino Angelici, DMD

Quality Improvement: Outcome Measurement Nicholas Scharff, MD, MPH

4:00 pm
5:00 pm

Avoiding Legal, Operational and Medical Problems
Todd Wilcox, MD, MBA CCHP-A

Operating Expenses for Mental Health  Services William Kissel, MS,

Infection Control Program Development
Nicholas Scharff, MD, MPH

Saturday, July 19

7:00 am
8:00 am

Educational Breakfast: Treating Diabetes in Corrections

8:00 am
5:00 pm

Exhibits Open

8:15 am
9:15 am

Mechanics of Utilization Management for Physicians*
Sharon Lewis, MD

Outsourcing of Mental
Health  Care
William Kissel, MS, CCHP-MH

Important Techniques in Communicating with Counsel
Deana Johnson, JD

9:15 am
9:45 am

Exhibit and Networking Break

10:00 am – 11:30 am

Mental Health  for Nonmental Health Professionals
William Kissel, MS, CCHP-MH

Developing Rational and Defensible Staffing Plans Donald Kern, MD, MPH, CCHP

Legal Dilemmas with Special Implications in Correctional Health Settings
Deana Johnson, JD

11:30 am – 12:45 pm

Educational Luncheon: The Affordable Care Act  and Corrections

Donna Struger-Fritsch, BSN, MPA, CCHP

12:45 pm – 1:15 pm

Exhibit and Networking Break

1:15 pm
2:15 pm

Facilitated Roundtables

2:30 pm
3:30 pm

Strategies for Eliminating Diagnostic Errors
Carl Keldie, MD, CCHP

Accreditation and Certification: Recognition for Correctional Health Care Excellence
Tracey Titus, RN, CCHP; Matissa Sammons, CCHP

Creating and Sustaining a Healthy Work Environment
Becky Pinney, MSN, RN, CCHP-RN

3:45 pm
5:00 pm

Looking Ahead: What Correctional Health Will Need
From  Its Leaders in 2019 and Beyond
Newton Kendig, MD


*All sessions except those with asterisks are approved for continuing education from American Psychological Association. 

Conference Learning Objectives

• Examine the role of correctional leaders (e.g., administrators, physicians) in a correctional setting, including administrative roles, organizing health services, and applying legal and ethical practices

• Employ process improvement systems such as quality improvement, utilization review and risk management to operate an effective correctional health care delivery system

• Manage correctional health care staff, including recruitment, retention and supervision

• Describe strategies for integrating health care services and personnel into a correctional setting.


CCHPs: Certified Correctional Health Professionals may earn up to 14 contact hours of Category I continuing education for recertification.

Nurses: The National Commission on Correctional Health Care is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
NCCHC designates this educational activity for a maximum of 14 contact hours.

Physicians: The National Commission on Correctional Health Care is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. NCCHC designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Psychologists: The National Commission on Correctional Health Care is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NCCHC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This educational program has been approved for up to 14 hours of credit. See the agenda for the two sessions that are not eligible for APA continuing education.

A Welcome Retreat

All events will take place at the Omni Interlocken, 500 Interlocken Drive, Broomfield, CO, just outside of Denver. Parking is free at this beautiful hotel and retreat. Get away from the every day and focus on learning among breathtaking views and astonishing natural beauty. Guest rooms are available for $145 per night. Book by June 30 to receive the special rate. Reserve online or call (303) 438-6600.



The Omni Interlocken Hotel puts you near everything, including outdoor fun and a host of attractions. You’ll have a hard time staying indoors with such a gorgeous backdrop.

Denver boasts the nation’s largest park system, 90 golf courses and more than 650 miles of paved bike trails. Sports fans will love Denver’s seven professional sport teams and three downtown sports stadiums. Denver is also home to an impressive performing arts center, a wide collection of museums and galleries, a variety of restaurants and a growing music scene.

With so much to do, you’re sure to have a good time. Find more fun things to do in Denver.

Arts & Culture 
Collage Children’s Museum – 10 miles
Fiske Planetarium – 10 miles
Denver Art Museum – 15 miles
Denver Museum of Science and Nature – 15 miles
Denver Performing Arts Complex – 15 miles

Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center – 3 miles
Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse – 10 miles
Celestial Seasonings Tea Company – 10 miles
Downtown Boulder – 10 miles
Coors Brewery Tours – 12.5 miles
Denver Aquarium – 15 miles
Colorado State Capitol – 15 miles
Denver Zoo – 15 miles
Downtown Denver – 20-minute drive
Black Hawk Casino – 40 miles
Central City casinos – 40 miles

Flatiron Crossing shopping and entertainment complex – walking distance
Pearl Street Mall (Boulder’s pedestrian mall) – 8 miles
16th Street Mall (Denver’s pedestrian mall) – 15 miles

Outdoor Recreation 
Scenic Arkansas, Clear Creek and Colorado Rivers (whitewater rafting) – 30-120 miles
Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park – 15 miles
Red Rocks Amphitheater, a world-famous natural amphitheater – 20 miles
Eldora Mountain Resort family ski resort – 25 miles
Gold Lake, a great location for horseback riding – 45-minute drive
Estes Park, gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park – 45 miles
Breckenridge ski resorts – 90 miles
Pikes Peak – 95 miles

University of Colorado, Boulder Campus – 10 miles
Coors Field, home of MLB’s Colorado Rockies – 15 miles
Sports Authority Field at Mile High, home of the NFL Denver Broncos – 15 miles
Pepsi Center, home of the NHL Colorado Avalanche – 15 miles
Colorado State University – 65 miles
Folsom Field, home of the CU Buffalo - 8 miles

Dining & Entertainment
Gordon Biersch – 0.5 mile
Benihana (family dining) – 0.5 mile 
Red Robin (family/casual dining) – 0.5 mile 
Village Tavern (family/casual dining) – 0.5 mile


Make Contacts to Last a Lifetime

Past attendees came from:

Alaska Department of Corrections

Alberta Health Services

Allegheny Correctional Health Services

Arizona Department of Corrections

Armor Correctional Health Services, Inc.

Buffalo Federal Detention Facility

California Correctional Health Care Services

Centurion, LLC

Cermak Health Services of Cook County

Corizon Healthcare

Correct Care Solutions

Cuyahoga County Corrections Center

Dallas County Jail

Douglas County Department of Corrections

El Paso Service Processing Center

Erie County Department of Health

Escambia County Jail

Federal Bureau of Prisons

Fulton County Jail

Georgia Department of Corrections

Hampden County Correctional Center

Hawaii Community Correctional Center

Hudson County Correctional Center

ICE Health Services Corps

Idaho Department of Corrections

Iowa Department of Corrections

Lake County Jail

Larimer County Detention Center

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

LaSalle Detention Center

Los Angeles County

McLennan County Jail

MHM Services, Inc.

Michigan Department of Corrections

Milwaukee County Correctional Facility

Montana State Prison

Montgomery County Jail

NaphCare Inc

Nevada Department of Corrections

Northern State Prison

Oregon State Penitentiary

Parkland Health & Hospital System

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections

Pierce County Jail

Rappahannock Creative Health Care

Rikers Island Correctional Facility

Salt Lake County Metro Jail

San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department

San Mateo Sheriff's Office

Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital System

Snake River Correctional Institution

South Woods State Prison

Sullivan County Department of Corrections

Tacoma Contract Detention

U.S. Public Health Service

UMASS Correctional Health Program

Virginia Department of Corrections

Wayne County Jail

Wexford Health Sources, Inc.

Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution


Presentations are due: June 20, 2014

Please use the Powerpoint template provided here.

Speaker disclosure form. (coming soon).


Your presentation for the National Commission on Correctional Health Care is one of the most important means of exchanging information among correctional health care professionals. These guidelines will help make your presentation as effective as possible.


The time allotment for most sessions is one hour. Please do not go over your allotted time because it will disrupt the program schedule. Plan your talk to allow 10 minutes for questions. (Adjust accordingly if your session is more than one hour.) If you have special needs for your presentation that have not already been accounted for, contact Deborah Ross, Director of Meetings, in advance - at deborahross@ncchc.org.

Plan to speak slowly and clearly so that everyone can understand you, especially if you discuss a topic not covered in your visual presentation materials. As a rough guideline, you should allow for approximately 2-3 minutes per slide that you use for your talk. Therefore, we recommend that you plan for approximately 12-20 slides, maximum, for a 50-minute talk. An introductory slide should show the title of your presentation, your name with credentials and your affiliation.

Because the session rooms can be much larger than typical conference rooms, use large, well-spaced type on your slides and allow space for the border around the image. The maximum number of lines on your slide should be 8-10 lines of type that is preferably 24 pt size or larger for most text and never smaller than 18 pt for any text. Please use the provided template. 

The organizations that allow NCCHC to offer continuing education require that NCCHC keep copies of presentation materials. In addition, conference attendees are entitled to receive presentation materials for every session, so you MUST provide an electronic copy of your slides. This must be sent to NCCHC by the requested deadline. Otherwise, it is your responsibility to provide presentation handouts, typically 100 copies per session. A copy of the handout also should be provided to NCCHC.


Arrive at your session room 10 minutes before the talk begins to discuss any special arrangements or problems with the session moderator. Please check the audiovisual equipment you will be using. A laptop will be provided.

Before your talk, the moderator will introduce you, giving, at minimum, your name, professional affiliation and presentation title. If you would like additional information to be shared with the audience, please communicate that to your moderator.

Always speak into your microphone, and when someone asks a question, please repeat it succinctly. Please refrain from making comments that could be perceived by others to be disparaging to the profession of correctional health care or the patients we serve.

Remember, you typically will have a maximum of 50 minutes for your entire presentation plus 10 minutes for questions and answers. Your moderator will signal you when you have approximately 10 minutes remaining. Your moderator may interrupt you, if necessary, to allow adequate time for questions from the audience.

  • Update your email signature to include a message such as “See you at the Correctional Health Care Leadership Institutes, July 18-19, 2014, www.ncchc.org/leadership-institutes."
  • Provide information about the event and your presentation in your organization’s newsletters as well as other communications.
  • Place the conference banner or logo on your organization’s website and/or as part of your e-mail signature. It’s available on the conference site under “exhibitor information.”
  • Include the Leadership Institutes on your company calendar on your website, if applicable.
  • Add information about the conference to your organization's intranet calendar.
  • Use social media such as Facebook and LinkedIn to publicize your plans to present. 
  • Develop and distribute a press release.
  • A PDF of the conference preliminary program is available for distribution to your professional contacts. 
For more information, email: Deborah Ross, Director of Education & Meetings, tel: (773) 880-1460 x 286


Reach Your Customers and Prospects

Put your products and services in front of the next generation of correctional health care leaders in a cost-effective, easy set-up tabletop exhibit. They want to see you! For more information on sponsorships, advertising or exhibiting, contact Sales Manager Carmela Barhany at Sales@ncchc.org or 773-880-1460, ext 298.

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Other Opportunities

Also see the 2014 Marketing and Resource Guide for general information about conference exhibition and sponsorship, plus cost-effective advertising packages.

For more information, contact Carmela Barhany, Sales Manager, at Sales@ncchc.org or 773-880-1460 extension 298.