Mar 30, 2021

NCCHC Announces Keynotes for Free Virtual Conference on Correctional Health Care

The Spring Conference on Correctional Health Care – held virtually and free of charge by the National Conference on Correctional Health Care – will take place on April 27 and 28, with a keynote kickoff each day on the most pressing issues facing the field.

Tuesday, April 27, will begin with a keynote featuring representatives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Tufts University, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, and Centurion Health. Presenters will discuss how health services quality was maintained during the COVID-19 pandemic and strategies for improving outcomes and reducing liability and risk to staff, patients, and institutions.

On Wednesday, April 28, the day will start with a presentation by Sheriff Peter Koutoujian on how the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office, service providers, and community health agencies led to a new Medication Assisted Treatment and Directed Opioid Recovery program, a nationally recognized model for treating opioid use disorder.

Deborah Ross, CCHP, NCCHC CEO, notes, “Since the conference is being offered at no charge, it’s a great opportunity for jail administrators and custody leaders to learn more about some of the most important issues in correctional health care. With health care such a critical issue for jails and prisons, anyone involved in decision making can benefit from learning how to support better health outcomes for patients and the community.”

The conference features more than 60 educational sessions focused on all aspects of correctional health care: medical, mental health, nursing, juvenile, reentry, suicide prevention, legal, quality, administration, and treatment of substance use disorders. More than 140 experts from academia, local jails, state systems, health care service providers, and other institutions will present the competitively selected sessions.

The event is completely free of charge. Sessions will be available online through May 31. For more information, visit

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