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Suicide Prevention Resources »

NCCHC is the only organization in the country dedicated to improving the quality of health care in jails, prisons and juvenile detention facilities, and we regard the problem of suicide behind bars as one of the most serious challenges in the field. To help address this, we outline requirements for a comprehensive, multipronged suicide prevention and intervention program in our Standards for Health...

Guidelines, Management Tools, White Papers »

NCCHC offers a wealth of resources to help correctional health professionals improve the care delivered in jails, prisons and juvenile facilities. This repository provides valuable information from experts in a variety of topics. Appendices formerly published in the NCCHC Standards for Health Services are now posted here to allow for timely updates. Resources continue to be added as they are available...

Position Statements »

The National Commission's position statements serve to augment the Standards or express NCCHC's expert opinion on important issues that are not addressed in the Standards. Along with the Standards, these statements may assist correctional facilities in designing policies and procedures. NCCHC's Policy and Standards Committee reviews position statements at least every five years. Unless reaffirmed or revised within five years, a...

Standards Q&A »

Access to Care   Inmate Workers Access to Custody Information   Intoxication and Withdrawal Accreditation   Juvenile Standards Administrative Meetings and Reports   Juveniles in Adult Facilities Aids to Impairment   Medical Autonomy Blood Draw Procedures   Medical Diets Chronic Disease Services   Medical Necessity Clinic Space, Equipment & Supplies   Medication Administration Training Clinical Guidelines   Medication Services Clinical Performance Enhancement   Mental Health Screening & Evaluation Clinical Preventive Services   Mental Health Standards Communication on Patients’ Health Needs   NCCHC Awards Confidentiality   Nonemergency Health Care Requests Continuing Education   Opioid Treatment Continuity of Care   Oral Care Continuous Quality Improvement   Patients With Special...

Reference Works »

This list features useful works from other publishers, most with a corrections-specific focus. They are linked to websites where they may be purchased. Acting Out: Maladaptive Behavior in Confinement (American Psychological Association) Classifying Criminal Offenders with the MMPI-2: The Megargee System (University of Minnesota Press) Code correctional officer de-escalation training (National Alliance on Mental Illness – Tennessee) Correctional Health Care Patient Safety Handbook (Enchanted...

Historical Time Line »

Reflections on a Career in Correctional Health Care: A Q&A With Edward Harrison 1970 — American Medical Association Vice President Bernard P. Harrison participates in the American Bar Association's Commission on Correctional Facilities and Services. Inadequate health services in jails is identified as a major problem. 1973 — The AMA publishes results of its survey of health care in jails, and confirms a lack...
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NCCHC Partners With the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention  »

Suicide remains one of the 10 leading causes of death in the United States and, according to the U.S. Department of Justice, it is the leading cause of death in jails. Incarcerated people are particularly vulnerable to suicide, for a variety of complex reasons. The nation’s largest suicide prevention organization, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, has joined the National Commission...

NCCHC Conference Provides Solutions to Mental Health Care Challenges for Corrections »

With studies showing that there are 10 times more seriously mentally ill individuals in jails and prisons than in state psychiatric hospitals, jail and prison administrators are facing growing costs, liabilities and operational challenges. To help correctional health care providers meet these challenges and find cost-effective, practical solutions, the National Commission on Correctional Health Care will hold the 2014 Correctional...

New Mental Health Certification Is First to Address Growing Need for Mental Health Expertise in Corrections »

The Bureau of Justice Statistics estimates that more than half of all jail and prison inmates have a mental illness. As more services are required to treat and manage this growing population, mental health professionals will be challenged to provide the best care under their professional, legal and ethical obligations in the unique correctional institution environment. To address this need,...

Conference on Correctional Health Care Highlights Mental Health in Corrections »

Chicago, July 29, 2013 -- NCCHC’s National Conference on Correctional Health Care, to take place October 26-30 in Nashville, will feature focused sessions on mental health in jails, prisons and juvenile confinement. The program has 14 mental health sessions covering topics such as substance abuse, ADHD, the DSM-5, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, veterans with mental illness and suicide prevention. Dean Aufderheide,...

NCCHC Names Harris County Downtown Jail as Program of the Year for 2013 »

CHICAGO (Nov. 18, 2013) ­­—The Harris County Downtown Central Jail Mental Health and Medical Security Unit has been honored as the Program of the Year for 2013 by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care. The award recognizes programs of excellence among the thousands provided by accredited prisons, jails and juvenile facilities.  In the program, deputies receive special training and assignments...

Correctional Health Care Conference to Address Patient Care Amidst Growing Health Care Costs »

Correctional Health Care Conference to Address Patient Care Amidst Growing Health Care Costs Chicago (January 9, 2014) – Providing health care in correctional institutions is challenged by growing health care costs and a higher prevalence of chronic and infectious disease, mental illness and substance abuse. To address these concerns, NCCHC has gathered leaders from around the country to share their expertise...

Correctional Health Care Conference Addresses Top Concerns »

NATIONAL COMMISSION ON CORRECTIONAL HEALTH CARE TO MEET OCTOBER 18-22 IN LAS VEGAS The National Conference on Correctional Health Care will feature 100 sessions on key issues facing health care professionals working in jails, prisons and juvenile detention and confinement. Expert presenters will discuss hepatitis C and HIV treatments, the Affordable Care Act, mental health and suicide prevention, nursing, clinical care,...

National Conference Addresses Health Care Behind Bars »

National interest in the quality of health care in correctional institutions is gaining momentum as part of a larger conversation about incarceration in the United States. The National Commission on Correctional Health Care invites correctional health professionals, clinicians, administrators and others to explore the intersection between health, law and corrections at the 2015 National Conference on Correctional Health Care, October...

National Conference Celebrates 40 Years »

NCCHC’s 40th National Conference is shaping up to be the biggest and best ever! In addition to the timely topics, breadth of knowledge and depth of expertise you’ve come to expect at NCCHC conferences, you’ll find extra activities and surprises to make it a truly memorable, fun and festive 40th. Come celebrate correctional health care’s history and welcome its bright future...

NCCHC Board Welcomes Debra Pinals, MD »

The NCCHC board of directors welcomes Debra A. Pinals, MD, to its board of directors as the liaison of the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Pinals’ career has focused on forensic and correctional psychiatry as well as the treatment of substance use disorders at the interface of corrections and communities. She has served as a psychiatrist at several correctional facilities in Massachusetts, and worked...
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National Response Plan for Suicide Prevention »

The National Commission on Correctional Health Care and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention have teamed up to create an authoritative guide to preventing inmate suicide in jails and prisons. Based on both organizations’ expertise, with input from national experts in the field of correctional mental health and suicide prevention, this resource will provide a road map for navigating the complexities...

CDC's National Survey of Prison Health Care »

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention presents findings on health care services in U.S. state prisons, focusing on admissions screening or testing for certain risk factors and conditions, where services are delivered (on-site, off-site or both) and use of telemedicine. Findings are based on data from calendar year 2011, gathered through semi-structured interviews conducted in...