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Behavioral Health, Emergency Services Conferences Set for December

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Two separate conferences set for Riverside in December will focus on behavioral health and emergency services. 

The first is the Behavioral Health Care Symposium, scheduled for Dec. 5-6. The Emergency Services Forum will follow on Dec. 7. Both events will be held at the Riverside Convention Center. 

CHA has designed its 2022 Behavioral Health Care Symposium as an opportunity for California’s hospital leaders to catch up on recent investments and policy changes, as well as hear from experts on the latest cutting-edge treatment options for mental illness and substance use disorders.  

Anxiety and depression among adults nearly quadrupled between 2019 and 2020. Youth suicide risk has risen to alarming levels. Drug overdoses and other substance use disorder-related visits to hospital emergency departments (EDs) have skyrocketed. 

Fortunately, California has made historical investments in behavioral health infrastructure and workforce development to improve access to desperately needed treatment and housing supports. 

The Emergency Services Forum will give attendees a chance to gather, learn, and refocus.  

This conference is dedicated to ED management and its intersection with emergency services and the community. Topics include: 

  • Managing The Joint Commission Survey Process in an ED   
  • EMSA State of the State – Ambulance Patient Offload Delays and Strategic Planning  
  • Emergency Department Response to Local Disaster   
  • Discharge and Throughput Challenges  
  • Active Threat Awareness