Arizona has spent the past several decades developing a crisis system that is widely regarded as one of the most advanced in the nation. In this model, a robust continuum of services work together in concert to provide high-quality care in the least-restrictive setting that can safely meet the person’s needs while also ensuring fiscal sustainability and responsible stewardship of community resources. This presentation will describe key features of the Arizona model including:
- overview of the crisis continuum,
- governance, financing, and accountability,
- examples of collaboration with law enforcement and other community partners, and
- strategies for using data to drive continuous system improvement.
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- Define the elements of a crisis continuum.
- Identify ways in which service providers and first responders can collaborate.
- Discuss strategies for using data to build and improve crisis services.
Counselor, psychiatrist, psychologist, nurse/nurse practitioner, peer support/peer specialist
Introductory; Intermediate; Advanced
Estimated Time to Complete
Estimated Duration: 1.0 hours
Program Start Date: June 26, 2020
Program End Date: March 1, 2021
How to Earn Credit
Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, CE credit for psychologists, nursing continuing professional development contact hours (NCPD, formerly CNE), or a certificate of participation may do so by completing all sections of the course, including the evaluation. A multiple choice quiz is provided based on the content. A passing score of 75% must be achieved. Retakes are available for the test. After evaluating the program, course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians), CE certificate (psychologists), NCPD certificate (nurses), or certificate of participation (other disciplines) showing the completion date and hours earned.
Continuing Education Credit
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Faculty and Planner Disclosures
- Margie Balfour, MD, PhD, is a psychiatrist and national leader in quality improvement and behavioral health crisis services. Dr. Balfour is Chief of Quality and Clinical Innovation at Connections Health Solutions and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona. Dr. Balfour reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Teri Brister, PhD, LPC, National Alliance on Mental Illness. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Amy N. Cohen, PhD, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Tristan Gorrindo, MD, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Donna Rolin, PhD, APRN, University of Texas at Austin. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
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