Knowledge is the foundation of competence in professional practice
That’s why educating correctional health professionals is a key strategy in fulfilling the NCCHC mission. Professional education also helps with career advancement, job satisfaction and staff retention. Our programming is driven by rigorous ongoing needs assessment of professionals augmented by input from a committee of experts in a diverse disciplines.
NCCHC provides continuing education credit—more than 100 hours each year—for physicians, nurses, dentists, psychologists and social workers, as well as general credit for CCHPs and professionals in other disciplines. Credit is provided in several ways:
- NCCHC’s annual conferences, which are unsurpassed in their breadth and quality
- The peer-reviewed Journal of Correctional Health Care, the nation’s only professional journal dedicated to scholarly inquiry in this field
- Several educational webinars each year
Through these efforts, we assist and advance thousands of individuals as well as the systems in which they work and the patients for whom they care.
For more than 40 years, NCCHC has emphasized the importance of professional development and staff training, with a strong focus on best practices. Since its debut in 1976, the National Conference on Correctional Health Care has grown from a gathering of 80 pioneers into the must-attend event of the year for thousands of professionals. Since then, the education program has grown, adding other annual conferences and seminars, online education and on-request trainings.