With the planning and implementation of 988 and mobile crisis teams, as well as co-responder models, state policy makers are working rapidly to advance effective approaches to systemically and effectively address the needs of individuals and families who are experiencing behavioral health crises.
Central to effective implementation is attention to specific community needs. States are working to partner with local communities to build capacity, leverage the knowledge and expertise of local partners, and gain an understanding of how new benefits and system changes fit into existing community frameworks. This local approach is particularly important for rural and frontier communities, and for tailoring models to meet specific priority populations’ needs, while building trust and ensuring crisis services are grounded in equitable access and culturally responsive care.
With more than 25 years of crisis system development, HMA colleagues stand ready to support crisis system community partners in advancing their crisis systems and services.
With our finger on the pulse of the science-backed research and approaches necessary to create integrated and comprehensive systems, we can help identify barriers and explore and implement solutions.
Our HMA crisis system team supports community partners with:
Crisis system needs assessment – strengths and gaps analysis
Program design and implementation
Crisis service development
Cost modeling and sustainable reimbursement approaches
Distilling and meeting regulations