Nneka Jones Tapia, PsyD, executive director of the Cook County Department of Corrections, will be the keynote speaker at the National Conference on Correctional Health Care.
Tapia will share her unique perspective as a clinical psychologist overseeing Cook County Jail in Chicago, the country’s second-largest jail. With 25-35 percent of its 8,000-plus inmates suffering from serious mental illness, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office calls the jail the largest mental health institution in the country.
The five-day National Conference is the largest annual gathering of correctional health professionals, with clinicians, administrators and other professionals coming together to learn about latest advances and best practices in health care behind bars. The conference features more than 100 educational sessions on clinical, administrative and legal aspects of correctional health care. Further highlights include networking activities, educational lunches and an exhibit hall featuring hundreds of products and services.
Learn more about the conference or register at www.ncchc.org/national-conference.
Questions? Contact Katie Przychodzen.