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National Commission on Correctional Health Care

The mission of the National Commission on Correctional Health Care is 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.
Standards for Health Services
NCCHC’s Standards for Health Services are our recommendations for managing the delivery of medical and mental health care in correctional systems. The Standards have helped the nation’s correctional and detention facilities improve the health of their inmates and the communities to which they return; increase the efficiency of their health services delivery; strengthen their organizational effectiveness; and reduce their risk of adverse legal judgments. Written in separate volumes for prisons, jails and juvenile confinement facilities, the Standards cover the general areas of care and treatment, health records, administration, personnel and medical-legal issues.

Other Assistance
In addition to the Standards, NCCHC publishes Position Statements and Guidelines for Disease Management to assist correctional health care practitioners in the many medical, ethical, administrative and legal aspects of their work. In support of its mission, NCCHC also offers numerous other programs, services and resources, such as:

Facility accreditation

Technical assistance

Quality reviews

Clinical guidelines

Position statements

Research studies

Educational programs and conferences

CCHP professional certification

Publications and other resources

National Commission on Correctional Health Care
1145 W. Diversey Pkwy.  ·  Chicago, IL 60614
Phone 773-880-1460  ·  Fax 773-880-2424
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