Tuesday Apr 27, 2:30 PM

124 Roundtables

124 – A | Medication Consistency and Continuity of Care Through Health Information Exchange Systems in Jails

124 – B | Navigating Your Future: CCHP, Advanced and Specialty Certifications

124 – C | The Effects of Substance Abuse on Recidivism and Re-Entry


124 – A  Colorado legislation in 2017 initiated pilot programs in jails to improve access to effective medications for people who transfer in and out of the criminal justice system. The hope is that through continuity of care, patients are more likely to maintain mental wellness and succeed in transitioning back into their communities. Telehealth has been important to this effort.

Learning Objectives:
– Review the Colorado legislation that allowed the piloted jail programs
– Summarize the development of the network and selection of the piloted jail programs
– Evaluate the implementation and outcomes of the piloted jail programs

Level: Basic

Speakers:
Rita Torres, CCHP
124 – B  The Certified Correctional Health Professional program is the premier national certification dedicated to recognizing the special skills and knowledge necessary to provide care in the complex world of corrections. Today the program certifies over 4,000 nurses, physicians, dentists, mental health professionals, administrators, and others. This discussion will present an overview of CCHP certification including eligibility, how to apply, the exam, re-certification, and the benefits becoming a CCHP.

Learning Objectives:
– Identify the eligibility criteria and application process for CCHP certifications
– Explain how to prepare for CCHP exams
– Describe the recertification process and continuing education requirements

Level: Basic

Speakers:
Matissa Sammons, MA, CCHP
124 – C  Understanding addiction and addiction issues is essential to selecting and implementing a substance abuse program that reduces recidivism rates in correctional facilities. This roundtable seeks to educate administrators on strategies to find effective substance abuse programs and reduce facility health care costs.

Learning Objectives:
– Discuss the national impact of substance abuse
– Identify causes that contribute to recidivism in corrections
– Formulate a strategy to reduce recidivism rates and health care costs

Level: Intermediate

Speakers:
Hamilton Baiden, BA
Rich Jones, MA, MBA
Christopher Rosko, MD, CCHP

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