Webinar 7/21 | How 988, Crisis Response, and EMS Can Improve Community Care
Working Together: How 988, Crisis Response, and EMS Can Improve Community Care
Hosted by NHTSA’s Office of EMS on July 21, 2022, at 3 pm ET / 12 pm PT
Hosted by NHTSA’s Office of EMS in collaboration with the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), this webinar will discuss opportunities for collaboration between the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (988), crisis response, and EMS communities. Launched in July, 988 will be a new three-digit number for the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. This system, in collaboration with 911 centers and first responders, is designed to support nationwide improvements in behavioral and mental health emergency responses.
EMS clinicians will hear from their peers engaging with 988 and crisis response teams about challenges and successes, and how to navigate interoperability between 911, 988, EMS, and other response agencies. Hear from both urban and rural agencies about how their collaboration with crisis response partners has made a meaningful difference in their communities.
Tune in for lessons learned in addressing barriers between these critical players in emergency response and providing improved resources in behavioral health incidents.
NHTSA Office of EMS: Kate Elkins
International Association of EMS Chiefs: Daniel Gerard
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: Richard McKeon
National EMS Management Association: Sean Caffrey
Gunnison Regional 911 Authority: Jodie Chinn
Gunnison Valley Health: Kimberly Behounek
Attendees will be encouraged to submit questions during any point of the discussion. The webinar and Q&A will last approximately one hour. Sign up to get email updates about this webinar series, new projects and more.
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988 Lifeline, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)