Workgroup to Focus on Improving Care Transitions for Challenging Patient Populations
Who What The Sacramento Regional Behavioral Health Task Force has established a new workgroup to develop a process for coordinating the care of patients with developmental disabilities. These individuals are often unable to access necessary psychiatric care due to the complexity of their dual diagnoses. Next Steps The workgroup will invite Alta California Regional Center […]
The Cost of the Status Quo: The Consequences of Prolonged ED Boarding
The Washington Post recently published the article “An autistic teen needed mental health help. He spent weeks in an ER instead.” It is beyond distressing to hear repeated stories about the suffering of patients and families like Zach’s, spending days and in this case months in the emergency department waiting for a transition to behavioral […]
Apply Now for Behavioral Health Grant Program for Children and Youth
The California Department of Health Care Services is accepting applications for its Behavioral Health Continuum Infrastructure Program Round 4: Children and Youth grant.
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Stakeholders Gather to Discuss Behavioral Health in Humboldt County
Who Hospital Council and CHA Hospital executives California State Polytechnic University, Humboldt Local health officials Community safety leaders Emergency medical services personnel Verily Life Sciences What Behavioral health care and substance abuse treatment stakeholders in Humboldt County met with Hospital Council and CHA leadership on June 1 at The Historic Eagle House in downtown Eureka […]
Checklist Available for System Involved Youth in Acute Hospital Settings
Who Hospital Council Hospital social work managers Mental health providers Children’s law center attorneys Child protective services counsel What The Sacramento Region Behavioral Health Task Force held a robust discussion on impacts and nuances related to child protective services foster youth ending up in an emergency department due to a mental health condition.A workgroup was […]
XFERALL Webinar Now Available On Demand
In case you missed it, last month’s webinar on XFERALL, a new tool designed to help reduce the strain on emergency departments (EDs) and get behavioral health patients to appropriate behavioral health treatment facilities more quickly, is now available as an on-demand recording.
NAMI California Toolkit Designed to Raise Awareness of Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) California is asking for support in promoting the Mental Health Crisis Prevention Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund on California tax returns.
Sacramento Region Behavioral Health Task Force Collaborating on New Communication Tool
Who Hospital Council Leaders of: General acute care hospitals Stand-alone psychiatric hospitals County behavioral health departments Non-hospital outpatient behavioral health programs What The task force was presented with a pamphlet developed in the state of Nevada that includes education and resources for families whose youth are experiencing a mental health crisis. Takeaway/Next Steps A work […]
Webinar Will Detail New Behavioral Health Patient Transfer Technology
Hospital Council is hosting a webinar on March 22 from 1 to 2 p.m. (PT) to discuss XFERALL, a new tool designed to help hospitals reduce the strain on overcrowded emergency departments (EDs) and get behavioral health patients to appropriate behavioral health treatment facilities along the entire continuum of care more quickly.