The healthcare environment is undergoing massive changes, and there is a growing recognition that the future of behavioral health services will belong more in an integrated healthcare environment. How do behavioral health crisis services fit tothe future of healthcare?
In this session, we have two sets of speakers. The first set will provide a perspective on behavioral health and behavioral health crisis services from a general health viewpoint. This series of presentations will include a detailed description of a “crisis-prepared community”, i.e., ideally, one in which crises are prevented before they occur, and how behavioral health crisis services fit tin this model; a description of clinical and community interventions necessary to foster wellness and disease prevention to enhance the resilience of those who reside in a crisis-prepared community; and a description of an operational integrated care system that incorporates public health and clinical interventions to promote and support persons who may be at risk of experiencing a behavioral health crisis.
The second set of speakers is comprised of leaders of managed behavioral healthcare organizations. They will offer their perspectives on the changing environment and how they are preparing for it, both in broad terms but also in terms of how they see behavioral health crisis systems changing to fit into this new world.
Both sets of speakers address the following questions: What are they doing to prepare for the delivery of behavioral healthcare in an integrated care environment? What are they doing to build behavioral health crisis services in the healthcare system of the future?