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Kansas All-Hazards Behavioral Health Program


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Title: Kansas All-Hazards Behavioral Health Program

Kansas All-Hazards Behavioral Health Program
  • Workshop for KAHBH Community Mental Health Center
  • 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
  • Funding
  • Funded by KDHE and SRS
  • Proposals/requests submitted for additional
  • How does Kansas compare to surrounding states?

2006 KAHBH Budget
Team Development and Organization
KAHBH Coordinators Workshop, 10/17/06
  • Logistics
  • Planning
  • How to keep teams involved and committed to the
  • Local disaster/all-hazards drills and Planning
  • LEPCs
  • Getting Behavioral Health to the table
  • KAHBH database
  • Listserv
  • Regular meetings

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
  • Task 2 To develop a template Emergency
    Operations Plan for community mental health

  • 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
  • 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?

Dont forget the websiteLots 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
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