Building a Modern Behavioral Crisis Response System: The Role of Federal Policy

When: January 10, 2022, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Description: The USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy will be hosting a panel of experts to discuss policy initiatives that can more effectively and humanely address behavioral health crises. Awareness of behavioral health crises and understanding the need for wholistic and effective response services have recently gained traction among policymakers and communities across the country. Federal policymakers and state officials now see redesigning crisis response as an opportunity to redefine the role of police, expand access to behavioral health services, and address racial inequities.