Grand Rounds: 988 and Crisis Response - National Trends, Local Resources, and Why Arizona is a National Model for Behavioral Health Crisis Care

Wed, 09/07/2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Please join us via Zoom, or use this streaming link. Presentations qualify for CME credit. To obtain your CME credit, you will need to use the CAMS system.

Margie Balfour, MD, PhD and Richard Rhoads, MD present for the UArizona Dept of Psychiatry Grand Rounds.

988 and Crisis Response: National Trends, Local Resources, and Why Arizona is a National Model for Behavioral Health Crisis Care

Margie Balfour, MD, PhD
Chief of Quality & Clinical Innovation, Connections Health Solutions
Associate Professor, Psychiatry

Richard Rhoads, MD
Medical Director, Crisis Response Center (CRC)
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe national trends related to 988 and crisis care
  2. Define the essential elements of a comprehensive behavioral health crisis system
  3. Summarize recent developments in crisis services in Arizona
  4. Identify how to access local services for patients in need of crisis care

The educational objective for Psychiatry Grand Rounds is to provide mental health professionals with updates on psychiatric topics with the goals of increasing knowledge, competence, and patient care. Psychiatry Grand Rounds are held on Wednesdays (September-May) from 12 to 1 p.m. Be sure to log into your CME account and complete the evaluation to receive credit.

All faculty, CME Planning Committee members, and the CME office reviewer have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity. 

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

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