CHA News Article

CHA Holds 12th Annual Behavioral Health Care Symposium

Behavioral health care and emergency department professionals gathered Dec. 4-5 in Riverside for the 12th annual Behavioral Health Care Symposium, presented by CHA’s Center for Behavioral Health (view photo gallery).

More than 365 hospital representatives, faculty and exhibitors enjoyed the conference. With the theme of “Agents of Change: Challenging the Status Quo,” the conference featured keynote presentations on clinical virtual reality and creating unified relationships to deliver excellent health care. Other presentations addressed prevention and early intervention, the Department of Managed Health Care and Department of Insurance complaint and grievance process, tech-enabled care, delivery system innovations, treating transgender patients, workplace violence and managing agitation. Additionally, attendees heard a moving family perspective story and watched the trailer for the film, “The S Word,” about suicide.

Next year’s symposium will be held Dec. 10-11.