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MAURER WINS CORRECTIONAL HEALTHCARE AWARD


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sept. 22, 2016

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Dr. Kathleen F. Maurer, Corrections Medical Director and Director of Health and Addiction Services for the Connecticut Department of Corrections won the coveted "Correctional Healthcare Leadership Award" for 2016 from the Coalition for Correctional Health Authorities (CCHA). The award was presented at the Annual All Health Authority Training and Business Meeting held in the greater Washington, DC area recently. The CCHA is a ten year old organization made up of the 5 largest US jails and the 50 states' correctional health authorities. The CCHA is a part of the American Correctional Association (ACA).

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In presenting the award, the spokesperson for CCHA, Dr. Elizabeth Gondles, stated "the awardee was nominated by several CCHA peers. Dr. Maurer has worked tirelessly to expand Medicaid access into the correctional systems within the United States. She was the primary author of ACA's monograph entitled "Hepatitis C in Correctional Settings: Challenges and Opportunities".

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Maurer is a member of the Institute of Medicine Committee charged with evaluating the feasibility of eliminating Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C in the United States. Dr. Maurer also represents the ACA on the Coalition to Stop Opioid Overdose and has worked to help fund the US Congressional bill "Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act". Maurer serve on the ACA Board of Governors and participates on mant correctional committees.

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ACA President Dr. Lanette Linthicum stated "the ACA is fortunate to have on its Board of Governors someone as knowledgeable, as professional and as committed to healthcare as is Dr. Kathleen Maurer. She possesses high moral,ethical character and impeccable integrity. I congratulate her on this very important award."

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For further information, please contact James Gondles at jgsher79@gmail.com or (703) 224-0000.