A SAMHSA sponsored webinar presented on behalf of the the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors, took place Tuesday, May 25, 2021 from 2:00-3:00pm Eastern Time called “Planning for Care Transitions: Using Best Practices to Improve Care for Individuals with Suicide Risk”.
This presentation will focus on the critical role of safe care transitions in comprehensive suicide prevention. Essential components of care transitions, and specific recommendations applicable to a variety of care settings, for improving practices and implementing evidenced-based interventions will be discussed. There will be a particular emphasis on care transitions for individuals at risk for suicide who are moving from inpatient to outpatient settings. Additionally, this presentation will also briefly discuss the involvement of crisis services as related to ensuring continuity of care. A suite of implementation tools designed to assist organizations in aligning with care transitions best practices will be shared.
•Participants will describe three care transitions best practices that can help close gaps in care that exist when individuals move from one care setting to another (e.g. inpatient to outpatient care).
•Participants be able to list two ways that a crisis services system can support improvements in care transitions within health systems.
•Participants will identify at least two resources they can use to help improve care transition practices in their organization or setting.
•Adam Chu, MPH, Project Director at Education Development Center and Director of Health and Behavioral Health Initiatives, Suicide Prevention Resource Center project
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**We do not offer CEU credits however letters of attendance are offered upon request.
***Closed-captioning is available for this webinar.