Mental health needs of those released from incarceration to be examined at upcoming conference

The National Commission on Correctional Health Care hosts “Preventing Recidivism: Where Do You Fit In?” May 19-22 in San Antonio, Texas.

Nearly 1,000 individuals are expected to attend the conference focusing on improving success rates for those released from prisons and jails. Experts will discuss current trends, research findings, innovative solutions and best practices to prevent previously incarcerated individuals from repeating undesirable behaviors. With millions of adult and juvenile patients passing through the U.S. correctional system each year, conference organizers also hope to develop strategies to provide continuity of care after reentry. 

Preconference seminars will address fundamental topics in correctional health care, followed by nearly 50 presentations on medical care, nursing, cost containment, legal issues, mental health care, juvenile services and more. The meeting will also offer approximately 25 hours of continuing education credit.

Register online and follow NCCHC on Twitter and Facebook for more information about the conference. A schedule of events (PDF, 212KB) is also available.

APA has representatives on the board of directors of the National Commission on Correctional Health Care and has supported the organization’s activities for a number of years.