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The National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC)has a mission to improve the quality of health care in jails, prisons and juvenile confinement facilities. With support from the major national organizations representing the fields of health, law and corrections, NCCHC’s leadership in setting standards for health services is widely recognized. Building on that foundation, our not-for-profit organization offers a broad array of resources to help correctional health care systems provide efficient, high quality care.

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Matissa Sammons, CCHP, Director of Certification with the National Commission on Correctional Health Care in Chicago. discusses her session called Increase Your Professionalism: Invest in CCHP Certification that will be presented... more

Steven Helfand, PsyD, Correctional Psychologist and Regional Vice President for Correct Care Solutions talks about his session Managing Disruptive Offenders: A Behavioral Perspective that will be presented at the 2013 Spring Conference on... more

Robert Horon, Ph.D., Senior Psychologist, Supervisor, and Director of Psychology Training Programs for the California Department of State Hospitals, Vacaville, CA talks about his session Keys to Suicide Risk Assessment in Mental Health... more

Brent Gibson, MD, MPH, FACPM, Vice President of operations for NCCHC discusses the creation and implementation of CHORDS - the Correctional Health Outcomes and Resource Data Set. The correctional health care field has done... more

Judith Robbins, LCSW, CCHP-A, has become chair of the NCCHC board of directors. Her term began Oct. 21. Robbins is the liaison to the National Association of Social Workers on the board. She is particularly interested in... more

Cindy Peternelj-Taylor, RN, BScN, MSc, DF-LAFN , Professor, University of Saskatchewan College of Nursing and Editor of the Journal of Forensic Nursing talks about her session: Sexual boundary violations in professional helping... more

Vickie Alston, Manager of Transitional Services for the University of Connecticut Health Center and her colleague Marie Carlin, Discharge Planner at Hartford Correctional Center discuss their session: Preparing Incarcerated Individuals... more

Deborah Shelton, PhD, RN, NE-BC, CCHP, FAAN, is a Correctional Nurse Researcher and E. Jane Martin Professor, Associate Dean for Research & PhD Education at West Virginia University, School of Nursing. Dr. Shelton discusses... more

Jeff Keller, a Board Certified Emergency Physician and Medical Director for several jails in Idaho talks about his upcoming session at the National Conference on Correctional Health Care, October 20-24 in Las Vegas. His blog is found... more

Dr Edith Lederman, Commander in the US Public Health Service, a board certified internist and infectious disease specialist, discusses her session for the National Conference on Correctional Health Care, October 20-24, 2012, in Las... more
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