TTI 2019 Virtual Technical Assistance Sessions

Virtual Techinical Assistance Session Schedule

Thursday, April 25, 2019, 1-2:30 PM ET

State TTI Crisis Bed Registries Kickoff Webinar: This webinar provides a welcome and overview by Dr. Debra Pinals, an overview of the plans and status of each of the 23 states participating in this year’s TTI grant, a review of NRI's studies of states experiences building and operating crisis bed registries, as well as an opportunity to network with your peers in other states doing similar work. During the webinar we discuss state needs and available supports to assist your work. 

The recording for the kickoff webinar is available here.
The powerpoint for the kickoff webinar is available here.


Thursday, May 23, 2019, 1-2:30 PM ET

Demonstration of a Working Crisis Bed Registry: Georgia: This webinar features Georgia demonstrating their Crisis System and how they use it to track available psychiatric beds and alternative services.  Georgia’s team addresses: What is the current approach to crisis response in the state?; Who are the partners in the planning process and how have you engaged them?; What types of facilities and services are included in the database?; How is participation in the registry incentivized?: How often is the database is refreshed, Who can access the database, What is the level of compliance among participating providers?; A demonstration of the Georgia System; and How Georgia is currently working to improve this system.

The recording for the Georgia webinar is available here.
The powerpoint for the Georgia webinar is available here.


Thursday, June 27, 2019, 1-2:30 PM ET

Building Successful Partnerships to Establish and Expand Bed Registries: This webinar, led by Leah Holmes-Bonilla and Genna Bloomer of NASMHPD, discusses how to identify potential partners, understanding the importance of messaging and looking at how to build and maintain meaningful partnerships. Along with Leah and Genna's presentation, five of our TTI states present on partnerships they have developed to support and expand their registries.

The recording for the partnerships webinar is available here.
The powerpoint for the partnerships webinar is available here.


Thursday, July 25, 2019, 1-2:30 PM ET

Measuring the Operations and Outcomes of Crisis Bed Registries: The webinar focuses on how states are measuring the operations of their crisis bed registries and the service system outcomes from registries.  While most states are measuring the timeliness of providers updating bed and other crisis services availability, NRI’s 2018 case studies of bed registries found that making standard reports of the operations of bed registries publicly available can help drive improved timeliness of bed updates by receiving facilities.  In addition, some states are measuring the impact of their registry system on reduced client waits in EDs or jails, and more timely placements in to services. This webinar will describe the results of NRI's recent survey of states about what they are measuring in their crisis bed registries.  The webinar also features representatives from three states (Delaware, Georgia, and North Carolina) who discuss what they are currently measuring and their plans for future reports from their crisis registry systems. 

The recording for the measurements webinar is available here.
The powerpoint for the measurements webinar is available here.


Thursday, August 15, 2019, 3-4:30 PM ET

Crisis Now - Analyzing the Outcomes and Business Case for Bypassing the Hospital ED: David Covington, CEO & President of RI International, discusses how the Crisis Now approach can be used to address the problem of individuals experiencing mental health crises getting boarded in Emergency Departments awaiting referral to services.  The CrisisNow approach currently operating in Arizona, Georgia and other states includes a crisis registry function within a broader behavioral health crisis continuum that assures appropriate and timely assessments and referral to services for clients experiencing behavioral health crises.  David describes the Crisis Now model, the role of technology and data in helping assure clients receive appropriate care, and the outcomes they are measuring from this system that demonstrate the cost effectiveness of this crisis model.

The powerpoint for the Crisis Now webinar is available here.


Thursday, September 26, 2019, 1-2:30 PM ET

Utilizing EMTALA to Improve and Enhance Bed Registries: This webinar features a presentation by Mary Ellen Palowitch, M.H.A., R.N., who is the EMTALA Technical Lead and Hospital Analyst for the Quality Safety and OversightGroup at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). EMTALA (Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act), is an important federal law that applies to all emergency medical care. The presentation by Ms. Palowitch addresses the EMTALA requirements for EDs and psychiatric hospitals.

The recording for the EMTALA webinar is available here.
The powerpoint for the EMTALA webinar is availabl here.


Upcoming Sessions

We will have three more webinars on October 24, November 14, and December 19.