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Taking the Long Road Back: One Facility’s Journey From the COVID-19 Crisis

Kearny, New Jersey, the home of the Hudson County Correctional Center, is nine miles from Manhattan. On a regular day, it can seem pretty far from the bustle… Continue Reading ›

Addressing Racism in Correctional Health Care

by Wendi Wills El-Amin, MD, and Carolyn Sufrin, MD, PhD

In eight minutes and 46 seconds, the world witnessed a profound tragedy. That duration, the ti… Continue Reading ›

Reflections on Juvenile Services, COVID-19, and Quality Improvement

By Brent Gibson, MD, MPH, CCHP-P
Managing Director, NCCHC Resources

I recently had a unique opportunity to spend several days within a large, statewid… Continue Reading ›

CCHPs Identify Issues Impacting Patient Care

A survey of Certified Correctional Health Professionals (CCHPs) conducted in second quarter of 2020 has identified obstacles to patient care from COVID-19 an… Continue Reading ›

Our Duty to Treat Opioid Use Disorder in Corrections

By Brent Gibson, MD, MPH, CCHP-P
Chief Health Officer, NCCHC

On June 22, NCCHC held an incredible webinar with national experts on the treatment of op… Continue Reading ›

A Moment for Corrections in Pride Month

 

As Pride Month draws to a close, NCCHC seeks to highlight the intersection of the challenges of people of c… Continue Reading ›

A Major Step Forward for Opioid Treatment in Corrections

By Brent Gibson, MD, MPH, CCHP-P
Managing Director, NCCHC Resources, Inc.

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, … Continue Reading ›

COVID-19 in Correctional Facilities: Screening, Testing, Race and Ethnicity

By Brent Gibson, MD, MPH, CAE, FACPM, CCHP-P

In March 2020, NCCHC partnered with researchers from the Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Law School to… Continue Reading ›

A Word About Coronavirus Testing

By Brent R. Gibson, MD, MPH, CAE, FACPM, CCHP-P

A Review

As the nation gets back to work and many pat… Continue Reading ›

Correctional Health, Public Health & COVID-19

by Alison O. Jordan, MSW, LCSW

“Correctional health is public health”—We say this often, but what does it mean?

It means that the correct… Continue Reading ›