I recently turned 65 and decided that it was time to slow down a little bit. Part of this slowing down is to retire from the administration of JailMedicine and turn JailMedicine over to a new caretaker. Fortunately, I have found the perfect organization to take JailMedicine over–the American College of Correctional Physicians, better known as ACCP.
ACCP is THE professional organization for all Correctional Medicine Practitioners, including affiliate membership for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants. It is the perfect organization to continue publication of articles devoted to Correctional Health Care. ACCP has assigned Todd Wilcox MD the primary responsibility of running JailMedicine, assisted by a committee of other ACCP members (including me) who will contribute articles, answer comments, update the blog and generally make JailMedicine better than ever!
JailMedicine has been a big part of my life for the last ten years. I very much appreciate everyone who has read my thoughts and rants, subscribed and commented.
The work we do as Correctional Medical Practitioners is important! We provide healthcare to an underserved and often neglected population. We soldier on despite often being underfunded, working in a difficult environment and having to pay attention to security issues that other medical practitioners are not even aware of!
Thank you for your work in Correctional Medicine and for your support of JailMedicine!
Here’s to the continued success of JailMedicine and to the continued success of our work!
Jeffrey E. Keller MD