"The American Correctional Health Services Association"

The Member Organization for Correctional Healthcare Professionals


ACHSA is the national professional whose members share the unique vocation of providing medical, mental health and dental health care for incarcerated individuals in our nation’s jails, detention facilities, and prisons and within our communities.

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The benefits of membership in ACHSA are great. In addition to supporting the professional organization that represents you in the greater correctional community, benefits include…

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Our History

The American Correctional Health Services Association’s rich history began in December of 1976 when a group of dedicated healthcare providers decided to work together to better the environment in which healthcare was provided in the correctional environments in which they worked. Formed as a corporation, ACHSA’s main goal was, and still is, education.

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