Kansas All-Hazards Behavioral Health Program Workshop for KAHBH Community Mental Health Center Coordinators Briana S. Nelson Goff KAHBH Program Director.
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Kansas All-Hazards Behavioral Health Program Workshop for KAHBH Community Mental Health Center Coordinators Briana S. Nelson Goff KAHBH Program Director Becky Rinehart SRS Mental Health
KAHBH Program Overview Background and Overview KAHBH timeline and key accomplishments for the state Funding Funded by KDHE and SRS Proposals/requests submitted for additional funding How does Kansas compare to surrounding states?
Team Development and Organization Logistics Planning How to keep teams involved and committed to the program Local disaster/all-hazards drills and Planning LEPCs Getting Behavioral Health to the table KAHBH database Listserv Regular meetings KAHBH Coordinators Workshop, 10/17/06
CMHC Disaster Plans Status of CMHC Disaster Plans Is there one? Where is it? Who knows where it is? Is it up to date? When was it last revised? Examples of Plans
Next Steps for KAHBH Tasks for 2007 List of tasks from contract Specify CMHC coordinators’ role
Tasks from 2007 Contract Task 1: To continue providing technical assistance to the SRS CMHCs and KDHE hospitals and public health departments in developing appropriate response capacity to respond in emergency situations to those with persistent mental illness as well as to those affected psychosocially by major emergencies affecting the state. Task 2: To develop a template Emergency Operations Plan for community mental health centers.
Task 3: To develop a template annex, with respect to the Emergency Operations Plan template, for participating hospitals in order to provide behavioral health support to staff throughout the duration of a possible response. Task 4: To continue the development of a compendium of resources for use by SRS and KDHE and its constituents, available at community and regional levels, to meet the peri- and post-event psychosocial needs of victims, at- risk individuals, family members, and emergency first responders (including health care personnel, public health professionals, EMS, etc.).
Task 5: To present previously developed curriculum based on identified minimum behavioral health training competencies for health care professionals responding to a terrorist event or other public health emergency across Kansas. Task 6: To maintain the previously developed system to identify and track the number of health professionals trained in the recognition, treatment and referral of patients exhibiting behavioral health consequences related to terrorism or other public health emergencies.
Task 7: To increase the availability of worker crisis counseling and mental health and substance abuse behavioral health support related to terrorism or other public health emergencies. Task 8: To improve comprehensive stress management strategies, programs, and crisis response teams among those who have been isolated or quarantined related to terrorism or other public health emergencies.
Task 9: To maintain an emergency behavioral health plan (which will serve as an excerpt to the Kansas Response Plan), and include KDHE in existing behavioral health preparedness networks and work groups overseeing the plan maintenance and revision, and work with KDHE to ensure that regional hospital and health department preparedness plans are integrated with this plan.
Task 10: To meet periodically with the staff of SRS and the KDHE Center for Public Health Preparedness to review contract progress. Task 11: To utilize Kansas’ Learning Management System, KS TRAIN, as the primary registration platform for all trainings using funds associated with the agreement.
Next Steps for Coordinators Connected with local ARC? Connected with local emergency managers through LEPCs? Community hospitals and county health departments Greater focus in 2007 Is behavioral health a part of their plans?
Guided Discussion What is working well? With KAHBH? With your team? In your area? What are the “opportunities for change?” How are CMHCs integrating into emergency management and public health in your areas?
Don’t forget the website— Lots of great resources and information! www.ksu.edu/kahbh
Final Concluding Comments ______________________ THANKS for all you do— the KAHBH Program is a success because of each of you!