The Behavioral Health Continuum
Part 1: Understanding the Role of Prevention and Opportunities for Collaboration
Josh Esrick, MPP, and Emily Patton, MSc, PgDip
September 7, 2022, 1:00pm-2:30pm EST
This webinar will review the scope and breadth of the behavioral health continuum of care and discuss the role of substance use prevention within it. As part of this, the webinar will examine the connections and overlaps between services and how collaboration across the continuum can improve service delivery and outcomes. It will also define a “culture of prevention” and examine how prevention can become more integral across the continuum. Lastly, the webinar will review specific opportunities for prevention to collaborate with other behavioral health services.
- Review the services across the behavioral health continuum of care
- Understand the need for collaboration across the continuum
- Define a “culture of prevention” and how prevention can reinforce its role in the continuum
- Discuss opportunities for prevention to collaborate with other behavioral health services
Josh Esrick, MPP is a Senior Policy Analyst with Carnevale Associates. Josh has extensive experience in substance use prevention; researching, writing, and presenting on best practice and knowledge development publications, briefs, and reference guides; and developing and providing T/TA to numerous organizations. He developed numerous SAMHSA Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies’ (CAPT) products on strategies to prevent opioid misuse and overdose, risk and protective factors for substance use, youth substance use prevention strategies, youth substance use trends, emerging substance use trends, the potential regulations surrounding marijuana legalization, as well as numerous other topics.
Emily Patton, MSc, PgDip holds a Masters of Science in Abnormal and Clinical Psychology from Swansea University and a Postgraduate Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Edinburgh. She offers significant professional experience in the fields of public policy development and analysis, criminal justice research, data collection and analysis, program development, and performance management.