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April 22, 2021


8:00am - 12:45pm




11th Annual Behavioral Health Summit: Preparing for a New Future — Virtual Event

Dates and Times

Thursday, April 22, from 8 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Friday, April 23, from 8 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.


This activity is designed for all health care professionals who are active in today's health care environment, including those in clinical, operational, patient-focused, employee-centric and community-based roles.


Join health care professionals and executives from throughout the state and the nation for the 11th annual convening for behavioral health. Hear from practitioners and experts who are advising and leading behavioral health initiatives to address challenging issues in behavioral health care.

This conference provides a great opportunity to:

  • network with other health professionals from Missouri and neighboring states
  • learn from practitioners and systems from across the state who have changed approaches to behavioral health care
  • engage in conversations that help evaluate practices and explore new opportunities to ensure we make a difference in the lives of our patients, our staff, our specialty and our community
  • introduce the MU Bridge Program and highlight the benefits of accessible school-based psychiatric treatment

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • describe the best-practice approaches to screening patients, both in acute and ambulatory settings, for suicide risk
  • identify key stakeholders for community crisis response, as well as components necessary for providing comprehensive care to those in crisis
  • discuss the preparation underway for Medicaid expansion
  • explore ways to engage community partners for unified crisis response
  • list resources available to hospitals to assess and mitigate risk
  • explain the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' expectations regarding ligature resistant environments
  • discuss the support for evidence-based care for suicide risk within the “Treat”
  • examine the Zero Suicide Framework for health care systems
  • outline approaches to address the shortage of behavioral health in rural areas through implementation of the expansion of telehealth

This educational activity is jointly provided by AXIS Medical Education and MHA Health Institute.

AXIS Medical Education
MHA Health Institute


General Information


Register on or before Wednesday, April 21, to ensure delivery of instructional materials.


This virtual event series is eligible for use of the MHA Health Institute coupon. Note: Coupons were mailed to MHA-member hospital CEOs in December 2020.

This virtual event also is being offered at a reduced registration fee to MHA-member hospitals thanks to a generous contribution from the MHA Management Services Corporation.

Sponsored by:

Additional sponsorship opportunities are available.

Contact An Expert

Daphney Partridge

Daphney Partridge

Vice President of Education
Kita Kay

Rita Kay

Manager of Educational Programs
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