Bamboo Health's Public Health Playbook

Prepare Your State for 988

Download our Crisis Management Playbook to learn much more about 988 and how your state can prepare, starting today.

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As of July 16, 2022, 988, the behavioral health version of 911, is live. The easy-to-remember number will connect individuals via call or text, through the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, to regional crisis centers.

An alarming 1 in 5 U.S. adults recently experienced a mental illness.*

*Source: 2020 Mental Health By the Numbers, National Alliance on Mental Illness

Developing a Comprehensive, Integrated Behavioral Health Crisis Management System to Close Gaps in Care

Benefits of using our Crisis Management System:

  • Real-time situational awareness and connection to all crisis stakeholders so that crisis call center professionals can quickly connect individuals to care
  • A direct link between crisis call center professionals and mobile crisis response teams for faster patient access to assessment and treatment
  • Reduced administrative burden around manually coordinating and searching for beds at behavioral health facilities and/or tracking appointments for patients
  • Tracking of response steps and time stamps from intake to final disposition so that stakeholders and end users can analyze performance with real-time data and recognize opportunities for improvement

The Time is Now

Now that 988 is live, states must comply with federal law and develop a plan and infrastructure to support their communities’ adoption of 988 services. Bamboo Health partners with state government leaders to provide that plan and infrastructure, along with expert guidance around securing federal funding, to ensure a smooth launch. We also offer ongoing support across your entire 988 ecosystem.