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 ›

Abuse of Incarcerated People Position Statement Updated

Correctional health professionals have a fundamental duty to
the clinical care, physical safety, and psychological wellness of their

NC… 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 ›

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 ›

Language Matters: NCCHC’s New Position Statement on Use of Humanizing Language in Correctional Health Care

In 2003, one of the first initiatives of the Center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions, an independent academic center and public policy think tank of profe… Continue Reading ›

Monitoring: An Essential Component of Health Services

In a recent session I moderated at the National Conference on Correctional Health Care, we were fortunate to have the perspectives of Sheriff Earnell Lucas a… Continue Reading ›

NCCHC Foundation Offering Scholarships for NCCHC’s 2020 National Conference on Correctional Health Care

Due to the generosity of early donors, the NCCHC Correctional Health Foundation is offering 20% of funds raised to date for correctional health practitioners… Continue Reading ›

NCCHC Accreditation Demonstrates “Substantial Evidence of Adequate Medical Care”

On May 30, U.S. District Court Judge Lynn Winmill ordered an end to the case of Balla, et al. v. Idaho State Board of Correction, finding no constitutional v… Continue Reading ›

NCCHC Calls on President, Legislators to Support Adequate PPE for Corrections

NCCHC has received many inquiries regarding a lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) for correctional staff and inmates. A recent study completed with r… Continue Reading ›

NCCHC Is Supporting California Title 15 Medical/Mental Health Inspections

The Institute for Medical Quality (IMQ) is no longer providing correctional health consulting and Title 15 Medical/Mental Health inspections. To assure there… Continue Reading ›