Correctional Health Care Conferences Focus on Mental and Medical Health Care


Mental health and medical care are the focus of the upcoming NCCHC in-person and virtual conferences on correctional health care.

The National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) Virtual Spring Conference on Correctional Health Care will offer educational sessions on medical care, substance abuse disorder treatment, suicide prevention, and other critical mental health topics. The conferences will be held in Atlanta on April 9-12 and virtually on May 4-5.

The Spring Conference features 50 competitively selected educational sessions for health care professionals working in jails, prisons, and juvenile detention facilities. The Virtual Spring Conference includes highlights from the live conference as well as online-only exclusive sessions. Topics of special interest to psychiatrists include sessions on medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, mental health standards of care, consent laws for juveniles, traumatic brain injury, and how correctional officers can support correctional mental health care.

“Mental health and substance abuse treatment are critical topis for correctional health professionals. Our Spring programs will help every professional get needed education, no matter where they are located,” said NCCHC CEO Deborah Ross, CCHP. Ross notes that “while many want to attend in person, staffing levels and budgets are very tight in some locations.”

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