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Wednesday, December 01, 2021
7:00 AM MT - 2:00 PM MT
100 E San Francisco St, Santa Fe, NM 87501

Winter 2021 RPC Meeting: Crisis Equals Opportunity

Winter 2021 RPC Meeting: Crisis Equals Opportunity

MHA’s Regional Policy Council (RPC) invites affiliate board and staff, state officials, and industry partners to join its fourth and final meeting of 2021, Crisis Equals Opportunity. The meeting will explore state activity and advocacy for 988, crisis services, and equity and include discussions with leading experts from the health field.

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This agenda is not final and is subject to change.

Winter Meeting 2021: Crisis Creates Opportunity

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

7:00 am ET - 2:00 pm MT

La Fonda on the Plaza
100 E San Francisco St
Santa Fe, NM 87501

7:00 am

Networking Breakfast

7:30 am

Legislative Awards Ceremony Honoring State Mental Health Champions

Mental Health America Honors State Legislators Championing Mental Health

8:00 am

Policy Meeting Kickoff: Deep Dive Into 988 - How It Came to Be and How It Could Look

8:15 am

How 988 Began and Utah's Infrastructure Authorizing Legislation
Representative Steve Eliason, Utah House of Representatives

9:00 am

The Existing Lifeline and Plans For 988 Adoption Nationwide
Laura Evans, Vibrant Emotional Health

9:45 am

Development and Implementation of Behavioral Emergency Service Technicians for Crisis Response
Guy Dansie, Utah Department of Health

10:30 am


10:45 am

Examples of Crisis Response Around the Country
Wayne W. Lindstrom, Ph.D., RI International

11:30 am

Networking Lunch

12:30 pm 

RPC Representative Panel: 988 Legislative and Funding Efforts in the States
Barb Johnston, MHA in New Jersey; Moe Keller, Mental Health Colorado; Ben Harrington, MHA East Tennessee; Shannah Mulvihill, Mental Health Minnesota

1:45 pm