National Conference Is a Go - National Commission on Correctional Health Care
Sep 1, 2021

National Conference Is a Go


NCCHC will bring together experts, leaders, and staff professionals from across the country for the first time in two years for the National Conference on Correctional Health Care, taking place October 30­-November 3, in Chicago.

“It has been an incredibly difficult 18 months in correctional health care and it’s important to bring people together to share their experiences, teach each other how to be more effective, and get the morale boost that comes from having these in-person experiences,” says NCCHC CEO Deborah Ross, CCHP.

“While COVID and infectious disease have obviously been top of mind, pressing challenges like mental illness, substance use disorders, and quality continue to demand attention from leaders and providers.”

Critical topics such as COVID-19, reducing suicides, and treating opioid addiction are on the agenda for the three-day conference, plus two days of preconference seminars. Other sessions focus on chronic care, patient safety, nursing, serious mental illness, and other aspects of quality patient care.

The largest conference of its kind, the event will feature 100 educational sessions on clinical, administrative, and legal aspects of health care behind bars. A multidisciplinary educational committee selected the best abstracts in a competitive evaluation process.

Participants can earn up to 32 hours of continuing education credit by attending the conference and preconference seminars. Other highlights include opportunities for networking, roundtable discussions, educational lunches, and an exhibit hall featuring valuable products and services.

The conference will adhere to guidance from the City of Chicago and the Illinois Department of Public Health to assure the safety and health of all participants. NCCHC strongly recommends that all participants be vaccinated against COVID-19 before attending.

All conference activities take place at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. For more information or to register, visit

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