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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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Guest Darrin Mitchell, MS, discusses Mental Health Training needs for Correctional Officers. Correctional facilities are not designed nor are correctional staff equipped with the skills neede to manage the growing population... more

Substance abuse treatment can reduce jail recidivism. Guests Dana Phillips and Aloysius Joseph discuss the program they started at the Allegheny County Jail with the help of a SAMSHA grant. This is the topic of their session at the... more

Suicide continues to be a leading cause of death in jails and prisons thorughout the country. Guest Lindsay Hayes, MS, Project Director, National Center on Institutions and Alternatives, discusses principles for setting up a suicide... more

Sue Smith, MSN, RN, CCHP, discusses her upcoming session about Nursing Sick Call at the Updates in Correctional Health Care Conference, May 19-22, 2012 in San Antonio, TX.

Margaret Collatt, BSN, CCHP-A, CCHP-RN and Susan Laffan, RN, CCHP-A, CCHP-RN discuss correctional nursing skills and their presentation at the Updates in Correctional Health Care Conference, May 19-22, 2012 in San Antonio, Tx

Susan Laffan, RN, CCHP-A, CCHP-RN, and Jerri McGinnis, BSN, MBA, CCHP-RN talk about CCHP-RN Certification and the All-Day Review Course held Saturday, May 19, 2012 before the Updates in Correctional Health Care... more

Catherine Knox, MN, RN, CCHP-RN, Correctional Healthcare Consultant, discusses nurse-managed care for chronic pain in the correctional setting. She presents this material at the Updates in Correctional Health Care Conference,... more

Greg Markway, PhD, Mental Health Services Chief for the Missouri Department of Corrections talks about their reentry program for mentally ill offenders. He presents this topic at the 2012 Updates in Correctional Health Care... more

Jackie Griffin-Rednour, RN, CCHP, Quality Management Coordinator of correctional health services for Maricopa County Jails in Phoenix, AZ, discusses their inmate healthcare grievance process. She presents this material at... more

Nicole Heffner, BSN, RN, CCHP, Health Services Administrator at Lehigh County Prison discusses 25 years of NCCHC accreditation and how they keep a well-running system of healthcare.
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