Correctional Health Partner For Jails & Prisons - NCCHC Resources

Correctional Health Partner For Jails & Prisons

Improving Healthcare In Prisons

Drawing on decades of multidisciplinary experience, NCCHC Resources is your correctional health partner, providing customized insights and guidance that equip your facility to provide constitutionally appropriate quality correctional health care.

Mission: To provide comprehensive customized consulting and technical assistance services that help to elevate the quality of correctional health care.

In the early 1970s, the American Medical Association conducted a study on U.S. jails and found that they suffered from inadequate, disorganized health services and a lack of national standards. In collaboration with other organizations, the AMA went on to launch a program that in 1983 developed into our parent company — the National Commission on Correctional Health Care — whose early mission was to evaluate and establish policies and programs for the correctional health care field, which was so clearly in need of assistance.

Since that time, NCCHC’s accomplishments have included the pioneering Standards for Health Services, which outline guidelines for the management of correctional health services systems, mental health, and opioid treatment programs; a variety of national accreditation and professional certification programs; and a wide array of educational programming, publications, national conferences, and networking opportunities. 

In 2014, NCCHC Resources was created to meet the sharply increasing demand for high-quality consulting, technical assistance, and related support services for correctional health care providers. 

We support the National Commission on Correctional Health Care’s mission to improve the quality of health care in prisons, jails, and juvenile confinement facilities nationwide.

Why Work With Us

Multidisciplinary Core Competencies

With deep experience in both clinical settings and correctional operations, our team acts as a “bridge” between these two worlds — and that dual focus touches everything we do as your full-service correctional health care consulting partner. 

Solutions for Health Systems of All Sizes

Whether you lead a small facility prioritizing resources or  a large system with complex challenges, our team understands the nuances of your environment — and we’re well versed in successfully partnering to solve the issues you face. 

Mental Health Expertise

We understand the complex difficulties arising from populations with high-acuity mental health needs and leverage important synergies that exist between medical and mental health care.

Flexible, Future-Focused Approach

We are problem solvers in the truest sense. Our nimble team stays in step with industry trends, expanding our services and solutions in a way that aligns with the changing landscape and the unique challenges you face.

Liability Management

We will help correctional leadership avoid cost-and time-intensive litigation, mitigate a wide array of correctional health care risks, and decrease undesirable outcomes for incarcerated individuals in your care.

Cost Control

With an approach that blends elements of compliance and auditing, our team will identify opportunities to provide better care while improving your bottom line.

Be Part of Something Bigger

For more than 50 years, our parent — NCCHC — has set the standards for quality constitutional health care and awarded accreditation to correctional facilities nationwide. We work hand in hand to meet your correctional health care certification, accreditation, and consulting needs.

Meaningful Long-Term Relationships

We’re your correctional health partner, proud of the time-tested partnerships we’ve built based on trust, collaboration, and open communication. When an issue arises for you, our team is just a phone call or text message away. 

Commitment to Integrity

At the end of the day, we do the right things — for the right reasons — for correctional facilities, for correctional leadership, for correctional health care vendors, and for incarcerated individuals in need of quality care.

NCCHC Resources is the consulting arm of the National Commission on Correctional Health Care

NCCHC establishes standards for health services in correctional facilities, operates a voluntary accreditation program for institutions that meet those standards, produces resource publications, conducts educational conferences and offers certification for correctional health professionals. NCCHC is supported by the major national organizations representing the fields of health, mental health, law and corrections. Each supporting organization has named a liaison to the NCCHC board of directors to create a robust, multidisciplinary governing structure that reflects the complexities of correctional health care. Find out more at