Thursday, November 18 | 4 pm ET / 1 pm PT
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How can you navigate the workforce shortages, staff burnout, and fiscal impacts of COVID, while also readying your system for a projected increased demand for crisis response as the 988 suicide prevention hotline rolls out nationwide? What is the ROI for timely and evidence-based suicide care? What are the financing strategies that support or inhibit this work?.

Healthcare experts Karen Johnson, Michael Schoenbaum, and Mike Wilson will share their perspectives on these and other challenges facing healthcare leaders today. Join the discussion, moderated by Zero Suicide Institute Director Julie Goldstein Grumet and Jaspr Health CEO Kelly Koerner, and learn why and how to build the business case for sustained investment in suicide-specific care in 2022.

This webinar is presented in partnership with Zero Suicide Institute at EDC. Zero Suicide Institute offers expert training, consultation, and products to drive the adoption of safe suicide care practices.

Karen Johnson

SVP, Chief Clinical Officer at Universal Health Services
As Senior Vice President of Clinical Services and Division Compliance Officer for the Behavioral Health Division of Universal Health Services, Ms. Johnson is responsible for the management and oversight of clinical operations and regulatory practices for the approximately 200 behavioral health facilities across the United States and Puerto Rico. She interfaces with accrediting organizations and leads the clinical staff in the development and implementation of best practices to ensure that quality and safety are primary initiatives in each organization. Ms. Johnson sits on the Executive Committee of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, serves on the Steering Committee of the Action Alliance’s National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention National Response to COVID-19, and plays a leading role in the Action Alliance’s efforts to improve care transitions nationally. Ms. Johnson represents the company on the Health Systems Corporate Liaison group with The Joint Commission and the Quality Committee of the National Association of Behavioral Health Care and the Federation of American Hospitals. Ms. Johnson has held corporate-level leadership positions in Clinical Services since 1999. Prior to that, she served as a hospital administrator in freestanding psychiatric facilities. Ms. Johnson holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy from the University of Wisconsin and a Masters of Social Work from the Loyola University of Chicago. She resides in the Chicago area.

Michael Schoenbaum, PhD

Senior Advisor for Mental Health Services, Epidemiology, and Economics at National Institute of Mental Health
Michael Schoenbaum (PhD in Economics, University of Michigan, 1995) is Senior Advisor for Mental Health Services, Epidemiology, and Economics in the National Institute of Mental Health’s Division of Services and Intervention Research. He conducts analyses of public health and mental health service issues, in support of Institute decision-making; and he works to strengthen NIMH’s relationships with public and private stakeholders to increase the public health impact of NIMH-supported research. His current work focuses particularly on expanding and improving prevention, identification and treatment of suicide risk; on improving treatment for behavioral health issues in general medical settings, and on wider implementation of measurement-based care and the Collaborative Care model to do so; and on facilitating adoption of Coordinated Specialty Care for early psychosis. Prior to joining NIMH in 2006, Dr. Schoenbaum was a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in health policy at the University of California, Berkeley, from 1995-1997, and an economist at the RAND Corporation from 1997-2014 (adjunct 2006-2014).

Michael Wilson, MD, PhD, FAAEM, FACEP

Director of the UAMS Department of Emergency Medicine Behavioral Emergencies Research (DEMBER)
Dr. Wilson is an Assistant Professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Department of Emergency Medicine with a secondary appointment in the Department of Psychiatry. He currently serves as the Director of the UAMS Department of Emergency Medicine Behavioral Emergencies Research (DEMBER) lab and Director of the UAMS ED Research Associates (ED-RA) program. The DEMBER lab’s research primarily focuses on applied psychiatric emergencies of clinical relevance to emergency physicians, with recent projects on treatment of opioid use disordered patients, screening for opioid use and suicide, and treatment of agitation. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Emergency Medicine, Chair-Elect of the Coalition of Psychiatric Emergencies, and currently serves on the board of directors for the American Association for Emergency Psychiatry. He has published more than 75 peer-reviewed manuscripts, served as editor of 4 textbooks, and has participated on multiple grants in the field of acute behavioral emergencies.