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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

Vaccines, Variants, and Boosters: What You Should Know

As management of COVID continues to roil communities worldwide, we are seeing an increase in infections caused by new variants, especially in com… Continue Reading ›

Pfizer Vaccine Approval Gives Health Care Professionals New Talking Points

The FDA has fully approved the Pfizer vaccine, which is a great opportunity to open a conversation back up with unvaccinated people who have been carefully … Continue Reading ›

CDC Publishes Guidance on Use of Disinfectants to Reduce Viral Surface Contamination in Correctional Facilities

Workers in correctional facilities, as well as incarcerated persons who are assigned to work details, may be exposed to viral pathogens if communal, high-to… Continue Reading ›

NCCHC Standards and Hepatitis

For World Hepatitis Day, July 28, a reminder of what the standards have to say about hepatitis.

Q: Our state performs hepatitis … Continue Reading ›

NCCHC Releases Position Statement Supporting Provision of Health Records to Patients Upon Release From Incarceration

As a member of the policy and research committee and someone whose career has focused on health information technology and health services admini… Continue Reading ›

Leading in Difficult Times: COVID-19 & Beyond

Part 4 of a conversation with Esmaeil Porsa, MD, MPH, MBA, CCHP-P, CCHP-A, Ron Charpentier, MBA, and Kevin Counihan, with Brent Gibson, … Continue Reading ›

LGBTQ+ Resources

For Pride Month, we have assembled a list of LGBTQ+ resources for those who work in corrections, health care, or social services. If you have additional re… Continue Reading ›