Is Your Correctional Health System Overpaying for Off-Site Health Care?

Correctional health care leaders can have a major impact on controlling health care costs in ways you may have never considered. Performing services in-hous… Continue Reading ›

Medications for Opioid Use Disorder in State Prisons: A Look at Current Delivery Status

As the United States battles a growing opioid epidemic, corrections professionals face the considerable demands of managing a population increasingly depend… Continue Reading ›

Running Up Against Vaccine Hesitancy? Try These Strategies

COVID-19 vaccines are safe and extremely effective against
severe disease and death from COVID. And yet, the CDC reports that as of August
1, close to 33% o… Continue Reading ›

Standards Q & A: Standards Regarding Inmate Workers

Q: We are starting to use inmate workers at our jail. What do we need to do to ensure we are following NCCHC standards?

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Standards Q & A: Corporate vs. Site-Specific Policies

Q: At our facility, we use corporate policies and procedures from our health services vendor. How will NCCHC evaluate site-specific policie… Continue Reading ›

Standards Q & A: Survey After Change in Health Services Provider

Q: We are due for our NCCHC reaccreditation survey in October but have recently changed health services vendors. Will this impact our surve… Continue Reading ›

Correctional Nurse Shares CCHP Prep Experience on YouTube

We were pleasantly surprised to find Erica Soto, RN, CCHP, on YouTube discussing her recent experience studying for and passing the CCHP exam on the first t… Continue Reading ›

Before Estelle: A Firsthand View

It is hard to imagine now, but in the late 1960s and early
1970s there were only about 400,000 individuals housed in prisons and jails … Continue Reading ›

In Memory of 3X322

Over the past few months, I’ve had conversations with a number of our nation’s sheriffs and jail commanders. I’ve been thinking a… Continue Reading ›

Suicide Prevention: This Week, and Always

Sunday marks the start of National Suicide Prevention Week, Sept. 5-11, 2021. Now more than ever, we need to work together to stop suicide.

In 201… Continue Reading ›