Featuring original research, case studies, best practices and literature reviews, the Journal addresses areas such as: clinical health care, health services and support, staffing, ethical issues, medical records, risk management and medical-legal issues. Each issue also has a self-study exam by which professionals may earn continuing education credit.
"While the main focus of the Journal of Correctional Health Care is on inmates," comments Mr. Miles, an eminent public health expert with a 39-year history at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "their families, neighborhoods and even the corrections staff also benefit. The Journal provides the forum to discuss collaborations between corrections and public health programs at all levels and to disseminate research findings to correctional, public health and community care providers."
"Our strategic alliance with Sage will be a tremendous benefit to researchers and practitioners in this growing field," adds NCCHC president Edward A. Harrison. "With surging awareness that correctional health care is a vital element of public health, access to the best available research is more important than ever. NCCHC and Sage are committed to leading the way in this field, and together will provide new resources to enhance the practice of correctional medicine."
A free sample issue of the Journal of Correctional Health Care will be available online in April at http://jchc.sagepub.com.
SAGE Publications (www.sagepublications.com) is a leading international publisher of journals, books and electronic media for scholarly, educational and professional marketing. Since 1965, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers and students. SAGE Publications, a privately owned corporation, has principal offices in Thousand Oaks, California; London, United Kingdom; and New Delhi, India.
The National Commission on Correctional Health Care is an independent, not-for-profit organization whose mission 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. NCCHC also offers a broad array of services and resources to help correctional health care systems provide efficient, high-quality care. To learn more, please visit www.ncchc.org.
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The Academy of Correctional Health Professionals is the nation's community for correctional health care. Members of the Academy receive the Journal of Correctional Health Care as a benefit of membership. To find out more about the Academy, please visit www.correctionalhealth.org.
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