WHAT'S NEW

Webinar Highlights New CDC Guidance for Correctional and Detention Facilities

On May 19, Liesl Hagan, MPH, Senior Scientist for Correctional Health, Office of the Deputy Director for Infectious Diseases at the Centers for Disease Contr… Continue Reading ›

NCCHC Webinar on New CDC COVID Guidance for Corrections Rescheduled for May 19

What should we tell our employees and incarcerated populations about masks? About vaccines? About quarantine and isolation? While guidance on the COVID pande… Continue Reading ›

Mental Health, Medical Care, the Focus of the Upcoming NCCHC In-Person and Virtual Conferences on Correctional Health Care

The NCCHC Spring Conference on Correctional Health Care will offer education on medical care, substance abuse disorder treatment, suicide prevention, nursin… Continue Reading ›

Journal of Correctional Health Care Offers Free Access to Female Health Care Issue for February

Read this special issue with free access until March 1, 2022. Nine articles focus on the female health care experience within corrections and include topics… Continue Reading ›

Popular Correctional Nursing Practice Article Series Updated

One of the most visited sections of the NCCHC website is a decade-old series on aspects of correctional nursing practice. The entire series has been update… Continue Reading ›

Pandemic Taking a Toll on Correctional Health Care Staff

NCCHC surveyed Certified Correctional Health Professionals (CCHPs) to get a view of morale in the field as the end of 2021 approached. 150 responding CCHPs … Continue Reading ›

NCCHC Seeks Input on COVID Vaccine Encouragement Programs

NCCHC is working on a media campaign to encourage correctional staff and incarcerated people to get vaccinated. We are seeking information on what is worki… Continue Reading ›

American Diabetes Association releases new position statement on Diabetes Management in Correctional Facilities

From the report summary:

People with diabetes should receive care that meets national standards. Being incarcerated does not change these standar… Continue Reading ›

Is Your Correctional 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 ›

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 ›