Correctional Health Care Conference Addresses Key Health Issues for Incarcerated Individuals

Posted Jul 25, 2013

Correctional Health Care Conference Addresses
Key Health Issues for Incarcerated Individuals

National Conference on Correctional Health Care
Nashville ¨ October 26-30, 2013

The most compelling topics in correctional health care — the Affordable Care Act, mental health, nursing, clinical care, special populations and much more — will be featured at NCCHC’s National Conference.

Correctional health care providers face stress, extraordinary situations, limited resources and concerns well out of the norm for most health care professionals. The conference brings peers together to share lessons learned in the field and new research. The meeting offers up to 32 hours of continuing education credit.

Other program features include a first look at the to-be-released 2014 NCCHC Standards for Jails and Prisons, a seven-part nursing leadership program, a focus on mental health issues and chronic care and discharge planning. It will be the field’s first opportunity for correctional mental health professionals to take the new mental health specialty certification exam (CCHP-MH).

A robust exhibit hall will showcase 100 companies whose corrections-focused products and services will aid attendees in being more efficient and providing high-quality care.

All conference activities will take place at the Nashville Convention Center. A guaranteed special conference rate is available through October 5. Visit for more information.


About NCCHC: The National Commission on Correctional Health Care 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. Programs and resources include standards for health services, mental health services and opioid treatment programs in correctional facilities, voluntary accreditation programs for facilities that meet these standards, educational trainings and conferences, publications, and professional certification. 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. Learn more at

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.