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Posted Sep 3, 2014
Barbara Wakeen was honored by the Association of Correctional Food Service Affiliates as recipient of its Founder’s Award, which recognizes an individual who has demonstrated an unparalleled commitment and support to the association.
Posted Aug 28, 2014
Providing medical and mental health care that passes constitutional muster is essential for jails. Failure to do so presents great risks, including poor health outcomes, legal liability, wasted resources, staff dissatisfaction, public criticism, judicial oversight and more. Use of rigorously crafted national standards is essential to protect the jail, the taxpayer and the public health. To help jails of all sizes implement quality health care delivery systems, the National Commission on Correct…
Posted Aug 25, 2014
National Commission board member RADM Nicholas S. Makrides, DMD, MPH, has been promoted to the position of chief dental officer for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, with a subsequent temporary promotion to the rank of assistant surgeon general.
Posted Aug 14, 2014
The National Conference on Correctional Health Care will feature 100 sessions on hepatitis C and HIV treatments, the Affordable Care Act, mental health and suicide prevention, nursing, clinical care, special populations and dozens of other topics relevant to all aspects of work in this field.
Posted Jul 23, 2014
Rear Adm. Newton Kendig, MD, presented a compelling overview of emerging management and clinical opportunities that will have a significant impact on correctional medicine in the years ahead. He delivered his remarks in the closing plenary session at NCCHC’s 2014 Correctional Health Care Leadership Institutes.