|Nation’s Correctional Health Care Experts to Meet in Atlanta|
|By National Commission on Correctional Health Care|
(Chicago) – Critical topics such as treating opioid addiction and gender dysphoria are on the agenda for the National Commission on Correctional Health Care’s Spring Conference, to be held May 2-5 in Atlanta.
The conference will feature more than 50 educational sessions on clinical, administrative and legal aspects of health care behind bars. In-depth preconference seminars will explore key issues such as medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and quality improvement as well as NCCHC’s Standards for managing medical and mental health care delivery in prisons, jails and juvenile facilities.
“Correctional health care affects public health, safety and recidivism. The conference helps staff and leaders learn about best practices in improving efficiency, safety and patient outcomes,” says NCCHC CEO Deborah Ross, CCHP. “Participants say there’s no better way to learn from one another than by meeting and feeling free to ask questions and exchange information.”
Professionals can earn up to 26.75 hours of continuing education credit by attending the conference and preconference seminars. Other highlights include opportunities for networking, breakfast roundtable discussions, educational lunches and an exhibit hall featuring valuable products and services. All conference activities take place at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. For more information or to register, visit www.ncchc.org/spring-conference.
About the National Commission on Correctional Health Care
The mission of the National Commission on Correctional Health Care, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, is to improve the quality of health care in jails, prisons and juvenile confinement facilities. NCCHC establishes standards for health services in correctional facilities, operates a voluntary accreditation program for institutions that meet those standards, produces and disseminates resource publications, conducts educational conferences and offers a certification program for correctional health professionals. NCCHC is supported by the major national organizations representing the fields of health, mental health, law and corrections. Each of those supporting organizations has named a liaison to the NCCHC board of directors to create a robust, multidisciplinary governing structure that reflects the complexities of correctional health care.
NCCHC Supporting Organizations Academy of Correctional Health Professionals, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of PAs, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, American Bar Association, American College of Correctional Physicians, American College of Emergency Physicians, American College of Healthcare Executives, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American College of Physicians, American College of Preventive Medicine, American Counseling Association, American Dental Association, American Health Information Management Association, American Jail Association, American Medical Association, American Nurses Association, American Osteopathic Association, American Pharmacists Association, American Psychiatric Association, American Psychological Association, American Public Health Association, American Society of Addiction Medicine, International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology, National Association of Counties, National Association of Social Workers, National Medical Association, National Partnership for Juvenile Services, National Sheriffs' Association, Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine
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