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Good News for Correctional Providers: Prescribing Buprenorphine Just Got Simpler

Earlier this week, the Department of Health and Human Services announced a new practice guideline that removes barriers for providers when obtaining the “… Continue Reading ›

Talking About MOUD in Wisconsin and With You

Milwaukee Jail Commander Inspector Aaron Dobson and I were honored to present a keynote address for the Wisconsin Department of Health Services Opioids, Sti… Continue Reading ›

On the Spectrum and in the System: Understanding Autism

By Joyce J. Benjamin, PA-C (Emeritus), RN, and Michelle A. Grimes, MS, MBA

Autism spectrum disorder is currently diagnosed at a rate of
1 in 54 pe… Continue Reading ›

MOUD in Corrections: Saving and Changing Lives

Whitney was six months pregnant and
struggling with opioid use disorder (OUD) when she got to jail. But the jail
did not provide her with access … Continue Reading ›

Restrictive Housing in Juvenile Corrections

For those of us who provide treatment in juvenile correctional settings, the resilience demonstrated by our adolescent patients constantly reminds of us why… Continue Reading ›

Off Label May Keep Your MAT Patients On Track

As we work with more facilities seeking to treat patients with opioid use disorder, a specific challenge has emerged with injectable extended-release naltrex… Continue Reading ›

Coping with COVID-19 in the New Year

by Joseph V. Penn, MD, CCHP-MH

As we bid farewell to 2020 and welcome 2021, I hope that you are feeling encouraged by the arrival of the COVID-19 vacc… Continue Reading ›

Supporting Our Patients, Supporting Ourselves

By William Elliott, PhD, Correctional Mental Health Consultant and Trainer

Physicians, nurses, mental health professionals, and other health care empl… Continue Reading ›

NCCHC’s New Board Chair Shares His Thoughts about Coping with COVID-19

by Joseph V. Penn, MD, CCHP-MH:

I was recently asked how correctional health care has changed since the last time I was NCCHC chairman in 2008 and 200… Continue Reading ›

Before the Pandemic, the Original Crisis: Mental Health Services

By Brent Gibson, MD, MPH, CCHP-P, Managing Director, NCCHC Resources and William Elliott, PhD, Correctional Mental Health Consultant and Trainer

As t… Continue Reading ›