Correctional Health Care Leadership Institutes 2016

July 15 - July 16, 2016

The Correctional Health Care Leadership Institutes is a one-of-a-kind event designed specifically for management team members – clinicians and administrators, seasoned executives as well as emerging leaders on track for the next level.

This program is supported by the Academy of Correctional Health Professionals and the American College of Correctional Physicians.

Downloads: Preliminary Program  •  Final Program


Welcome Letter
Program Information
Continuing Education
CCHP Exams
About Boston
Presenter Guidelines
Corporate Sponsors and Grants
Exhibitor Information


Wherever you are in your career, you will benefit from learning more about critical issues and challenges. Our esteemed faculty will explore both essential and advanced legal, operational and medical topics, including budgeting, security, safety, quality improvement, productivity, risk management and more. NCCHC, long the leader in working to improve the quality of health care in jails, prisons and juvenile confinement facilities, is uniquely qualified to bring you this programming. 

The conference also offers targeted networking opportunities, exhibits and some leisure time to explore Boston. We hope you will join us for this exceptional educational opportunity offered only once a year.

“It’s all about leadership. Building a better future and reinventing correctional medicine requires visionary health care leadership.”
— RADM Newton E. Kendig, MD, retired medical director, Federal Bureau of Prisons and assistant surgeon general of U.S. Public Health Services


Register online to receive immediate confirmation and payment receipt. If you are new to our online registration system, you must first create your log-in and password.
To register by mail or fax, please download this registration form.

 Registration Rates

Through June 17

After June 17

Registration for Correctional Health Care Leadership Institutes



Registration for both the Correctional Health Care Leadership Institutes and the Correctional Mental Health Care Conference* 







* Members of the Academy of Correctional Health Professionals and the American College of Correctional Physicians receive a $25 discount on early, regular and on-site rates. These groups are independent of NCCHC and the discounts are offered as a courtesy.

To be considered preregistered, your registration with full payment must be received by July 8. After this date, all registrations must be processed on-site.

Registration includes breakfast and lunch each day and full access to the proceedings in electronic format.

Note: Registration for, attendance at or participation in NCCHC conferences and associated activities constitutes an agreement to permit NCCHC to use and distribute (now and in the future) the registrant's or attendee's image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes of such events and activities.

Cancellation Policy

Notification of cancellation must be submitted in writing. Cancellations received by June 17 will be refunded less a $100 processing fee. No refunds will be made for cancellations after June 17. Delegate substitutions are allowed at any time, but NCCHC must be notified in writing. Registrants who fail to attend the conference and do not notify NCCHC are responsible for full payment.

Questions? Call (773) 880-1460 or email info@ncchc.org.


Please join us in historic Boston for a chance to learn from and exchange ideas with other correctional health care leaders from across the country.

The Correctional Health Care Leadership Institutes is a one-of-a-kind event designed specifically for management team members like you – clinicians and administrators, seasoned executives as well as emerging leaders on track for the next level.

Wherever you are in your career, you will benefit from learning more about critical issues and challenges. Our esteemed faculty will explore both essential and advanced legal, operational and medical topics, including budgeting, security, safety, quality improvement, productivity, risk management and more. NCCHC, long the leader in working to improve the quality of health care in jails, prisons and juvenile confinement facilities, is uniquely qualified to bring you this programming.

The physician/clinician track is recommended for all staff members trained in direct care who are interested in developing or deepening management responsibilities; the health administrator track is designed for professionals charged with achieving executive and operational excellence in their programs. The tracks are produced in conjunction with the Academy of Correctional Health Professionals and the American College of Correctional Physicians, the largest professional societies for correctional health professionals and physicians in the world.

The conference also offers networking opportunities, exhibits and some leisure time to explore Boston. We hope you will join us for this exceptional educational opportunity offered only once a year, and we look forward to seeing you there.

Best regards,

Jayne Russell, MEd, CCHP-A
Chair, National Commission on Correctional Health Care

Margaret Collatt, BSN, RN, CCHP-RN, CCHP-A
Chair, Academy of Correctional Health Professionals

President, American College of Correctional Physicians

The conference features 26 educational sessions as well as facilitated roundtable discussions and networking events to help participants make lifelong connections. Below is a sampling of sessions.
Downloads:  Preliminary Program  •  Final Program

Friday, July 15 — 8 am–6:15 pm
Saturday, July 16 — 7 am–5 pm

Plenary Sessions
  • Educational Breakfast: Diagnostic Errors: Learn About the Way You Think
  • Educational Luncheon: Legal Dilemmas With Special Implications in Corrections
  • Educational Luncheon: Treating Chronic Pain in Patients Who Use Opioids
  • Roundtable Discussions and Breakfast
Concurrent Sessions
  • Across the Great Mind–Body Divide
  • Collaboration With Nursing Colleges as an Innovative Approach to Care
  • Correctional Health Care Accreditation: The Benefits to Your Program
  • Corrections Connection: Administrators and Nurses Working Together
  • Cutting Cancer Care Costs
  • Developing Work–Life Balance to Manage Occupational Stress
  • Expanding Access to Reproductive Health Care for Women in a County Jail
  • Help for Your “Help Wanted” Challenges
  • How the Affordable Care Act Is Affecting Jails and Prisons
  • How to Develop a Clinically and Fiscally Sound Health Care Program
  • Inmates as Patients: Health Care in the Correctional Culture
  • Integrating CCHP Certification Into Your Talent Management Strategy
  • Leadership Development: The Transition From Clinician to Physician Leader
  • Legal and Ethical Obligations of Medical Leadership
  • Mastering the Utilization Process to Access Specialty Care
  • Patient Privacy in Corrections: An Update on Legal Requirements and Enforcement Actions
  • Practical Guide to CQI
  • Strategic Operations Management: Breaking Bad Habits
  • Strategies for Understanding and Working With Personality-Disordered Patients
  • Supervisory Liability in Inmate Lawsuits: A Correctional Health Care Leader's Role in Litigation
  • Techniques for Increasing Patient Compliance as a Cost-Effective Tool
  • Trauma-Informed Principles of Leadership
  • What's in Your Toolbox? Ways to Handle High-Demand Patients


Attendees will be able to:

• Examine the role of correctional health care leaders, including administrative roles, organizing health services and applying legal and ethical practices

• Employ process improvement systems such as quality improvement, utilization review and risk management 

• Identify recruitment, retention and supervision best practices for effective staff management

• Describe strategies for integrating health care services and personnel into a correctional setting


CCHPs: Certified Correctional Health Professionals may earn up to 15 contact hours of Category I continuing education for recertification.

Nurses: The National Commission on Correctional Health Care is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
NCCHC designates this educational activity for a maximum of 15 contact hours.

Physicians: The National Commission on Correctional Health Care is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. NCCHC designates this live activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Psychologists: The National Commission on Correctional Health Care is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NCCHC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This educational activity has been approved for up to 15 hours of credit.


The Certified Correctional Health Professional program recognizes mastery of national standards and the specialized knowledge required of a correctional health care professional. It is also a stepping-stone and eligibility requirement toward advanced and specialty certification, including the Certified Correctional Health Professional – Physician (CCHP-P). 

  • Demonstrate a foundation of expertise in your specialty
  • Show correctional facilities your specialized knowledge
  • Encourage the field to recognize corrections as a specialty
  • Elevate your basic CCHP certification with specialty certification in your field

The CCHP, CCHP-Mental Health, CCHP-Physician and CCHP-RN exams will be offered on Saturday, July 16. The application deadline is June 9. Learn more at www.ncchc.org/cchp

Please note: Registration for the exam is completely separate from conference registration and is not included in your conference fee (and vice versa).  

"Correctional physicians are proud of their work in this specialized field. CCHP-P certification gives them the opportunity to be recognized for their professional knowledge and skills."
— Patricia Reams, MD, CCHP-P, Immediate Past President, NCCHC Board of Directors, and CCHP-P Task Force Chair


All events will take place at the The Westin Copley Place, 10 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA. This elegant hotel is ideally situated in the historic Back Bay district. It features three restaurants, three lounges, a spa, business center, fitness center, Starbucks and several retail stores. 

Guest rooms are available for $189 per night. Book by Tuesday, July 5, to receive the special rate. Reserve online or call 800-228-3000 or 617-262-9600 and tell the reservation agent that you are attending the "NCCHC 2016" conference. 

The hotel is adjacent to the Back Bay train station, subway and bus station and only minutes from Logan airport.


Boston is a wonderful blend of stylish sophistication and historic New England charm. More than 18 million people visit the city annually, making it a leading tourist destination. Find out for yourself why Boston is one of the world's favorite cities. Ask yourself, "Can your city do this?" Well, Boston can. Uncover the city's history by walking its famous Freedom Trail, take a tour ... the possibilities are endless! 

Boston dining is increasingly a destination all its own. The restaurant scene is delicious and dynamic. Select from four-star restaurants to neighborhood bistros, from contemporary cuisine to traditional New England fare with a few surprises to an eclectic mix of ethnic dishes making for a gastronomic United Nations. 

Even the shopping in Boston is of historical proportions for Massachusetts. Designer boutiques, eclectic galleries, prestigious department stores and name-brand outlets are bound to please everyone from whimsical window-shoppers to serious fashionistas. Choose from indoor and outdoor shopping centers or specialty stores throughout Boston's neighborhoods.

Each of the city's neighborhoods has a remarkably different style and tone. From the Back Bay's cosmopolitan streets and ornate Victorian townhouses to the aromas spilling into the narrow and jumbled 17-century streets of Boston's North End to the spirited and funky neighborhood squares of Cambridge—all within easy distance from one another. 

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Summer can be delightful, with the ocean breezes helping keep the humid temperatures in control. Evening temperatures can be cool and may require a light sweater. A pop-up thunderstorm is not uncommon, so you may want to pack an umbrella. Average high temperatures in July are above 80 °F and overnight lows above 60 °F.


Presentations are due: June 27, 2016

Please use this NCCHC PowerPoint template.

Speaker Disclosure Form

Your presentation for the National Commission on Correctional Health Care is one of the most important means of exchanging information among correctional health care professionals. These guidelines will help make your presentation as effective as possible.


The time allotment for most sessions is one hour. Please do not go over your allotted time because it will disrupt the program schedule. Plan your talk to allow 10 minutes for questions. (Adjust accordingly if your session is more than one hour.) If you have special needs for your presentation that have not already been accounted for, contact Deborah Ross in advance at deborahross@ncchc.org.

Plan to speak slowly and clearly so that everyone can understand you, especially if you discuss a topic not covered in your visual presentation materials. As a rough guideline, you should allow for approximately 2-3 minutes per slide that you use for your talk. Therefore, we recommend that you plan for approximately 12-20 slides, maximum, for a 50-minute talk. An introductory slide should show the title of your presentation, your name with credentials and your affiliation.

Because the session rooms can be much larger than typical conference rooms, use large, well-spaced type on your slides and allow space for the border around the image. The maximum number of lines on your slide should be 8-10 lines of type that is preferably 24 pt size or larger for most text and never smaller than 18 pt for any text. Please use the provided template. 

The organizations that allow NCCHC to offer continuing education require that NCCHC keep copies of presentation materials. In addition, conference attendees are entitled to receive presentation materials for every session, so you MUST provide an electronic copy of your slides. This must be sent to NCCHC by the requested deadline. Otherwise, it is your responsibility to provide presentation handouts, typically 100 copies per session. A copy of the handout also should be provided to NCCHC.


Arrive at your session room 10 minutes before the talk begins to discuss any special arrangements or problems with the session moderator. Please check the audiovisual equipment you will be using. A laptop will be provided.

Before your talk, the moderator will introduce you, giving, at minimum, your name, professional affiliation and presentation title. If you would like additional information to be shared with the audience, please communicate that to your moderator.

Always speak into your microphone, and when someone asks a question, please repeat it succinctly. Please refrain from making comments that could be perceived by others to be disparaging to the profession of correctional health care or the patients we serve.

Remember, you typically will have a maximum of 50 minutes for your entire presentation plus 10 minutes for questions and answers. Your moderator will signal you when you have approximately 10 minutes remaining. Your moderator may interrupt you, if necessary, to allow adequate time for questions from the audience.


  • Update your email signature to include a message such as “See you at the Correctional Health Care Leadership Institutes, July 15-16, 2016, www.ncchc.org/leadership-institutes."
  • Provide information about the event and your presentation in your organization’s newsletters as well as other communications.
  • Place the conference banner or logo on your organization’s website and/or as part of your e-mail signature. It’s available on the conference site under “exhibitor information.”
  • Include the Correctional Health Care Leadership Institutes on your company calendar on your website, if applicable.
  • Add information about the conference to your organization's intranet calendar.
  • Use social media such as Facebook and LinkedIn to publicize your plans to present. 
  • Develop and distribute a press release.
  • Distribute the PDF of the conference preliminary program to your professional contacts. 
For more information, email: Deborah Ross, Vice President of Education & Meetings, tel: (773) 880-1460, x-286


Special Thanks

The following companies have made generous grants and sponsorship investments to help support this event.

  • Alkermes provided an independent educational grant in support of an educational session on Treating Chronic Pain in Patients Who Use Opioids
  • Wexford Health Sources, Inc., provided funding in support of attendee portfolios


Put your products and services in front of this dedicated audience of correctional health care leaders in a cost-effective, easy set-up tabletop exhibit. They want to see you! For more information on sponsorships, advertising or exhibiting, contact Sales Manager Carmela Barhany at sales@ncchc.org or 773-880-1460, x-298.

Exhibitor Contract

Exhibitor Prospectus


Download the banner or logo of your choice for use in your conference exhibition promotional efforts. Right click on the desired link and "Save target as..." Files are in jpg format but may be converted to other formats or resized as necessary. Images below are reduced in size and shown for illustration purposes.

Download the square logo (3" x 3"). Link to www.ncchc.org/leadership-institutes.







Download the long banner (468 x 60). Link to www.ncchc.org/leadership-institutes.




Other Opportunities

Also see the 2016 Marketing and Resource Guide for general information about conference exhibition and sponsorship, plus cost-effective advertising packages.

For more information, contact Carmela Barhany, Sales Manager, at sales@ncchc.org or 773-880-1460, x-298.