Incarcerated populations – currently more than 2 million adults and juveniles – have a constitutional right to health care. They also tend to have complex, untreated health issues, such as disproportionately high rates of mental illness, substance abuse disorder, HIV and hepatitis C. The provision of appropriate care provides a unique opportunity to impact public health, as well as legal and financial outcomes.
The National Conference on Correctional Health Care gathers correctional health experts and professionals from around the country to share their expertise, discuss common challenges, learn and problem solve. The conference features eight in-depth preconference seminars and more than 100 concurrent sessions, and offers up to 32.5 hours of continuing education credit. Hot topics to be discussed include suicide prevention; opioid treatment programs; care for mentally ill, transgender, juvenile and pregnant inmates; and the newly revised 2018 NCCHC health care standards for jails and prisons.
Learn more about the conference at https://national-conference.ncchc.org/.
Questions? Contact Deborah Ross.