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Registration Open for COVID-19: Mid-Response After Action Reporting Webinar

Writing an After Action Report (AAR) and Improvement Plan from a real event can be challenging enough. Writing one for an ever-changing event that has no end in sight can seem impossible. CHA’s COVID 19: Mid-Response After Action Reporting Webinar will discuss how the midterm AAR can use lessons learned — not only in meeting regulatory, accreditation, and grant requirements — but  to identify ways to better respond and what to share with partners that can also help the community response. 

VA Centralizes Emergency Care Notification

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has established a national emergency care contact center to simplify the emergency care notification process. The Community Care Centralized Notification Center is the mechanism by which community providers must now notify the VA of a veteran presenting at an emergency facility.

State Adopts Strategic Plan for Suicide Prevention

The California Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission has released a statewide Strategic Plan for Suicide Prevention for 2020-25. The plan combines a public health approach with behavioral health interventions, framed by four key strategies: establish a suicide prevention infrastructure, minimize risk for suicidal behavior, enhance early identification of suicide risk and increase access to services based on risk, and improve suicide-related services and supports.

Agenda Set for Summit on Caring for Patients Who Are Homeless

The agenda for CHA’s Caring for Our Patients Who Are Homeless Summit — Dec. 11 in Riverside — will include unique approaches for discharging patients experiencing homelessness, ideas for helping to stop a generational cycle of homelessness, and other insightful discussions attendees can adapt for their own hospitals.

Alternate Destination Provisions Removed From Proposed Paramedic Regulations; Pilot Projects Extended

In its fourth round of requesting public comments on proposed regulations for paramedic training and scope of practice, the Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) removed provisions permitting paramedics to transport patients to sobering centers and mental health crisis stabilization units. Simultaneously, the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development announced it will extend authorization for pilot alternate destination projects through November 2021.