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Using Data To Improve Effective Responses To Individuals In Crisis

Posted by on November 7th, 2018 Posted in: Mental Health, Substance Addiction and Misuse
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Crisis Intervention Teams have shown effectiveness in decreasing the number of mental health related arrests while increasing public safety. To support communities in creating and evaluating their own crisis intervention teams, SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) has published a new report titled, Crisis Intervention Team Methods for Using Data to Inform Practice: A Step-by-Step Guide  and is available for free to download. It provides a road map to help communities create a system for effective data collection and review. Once the data is collected, communities can understand the effectiveness of their crisis intervention program and discover any gaps where improvements may be needed. Learn more about using this tool and its benefits on the SAMHSA blog.

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Carolyn Martin is the Outreach and Education Coordinator for the NNLM Region 5. She works with various libraries and community organizations to increase health literacy in their communities.

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This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012344 with the University of Utah, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library.​

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