Tucson Shares Blueprint for Crisis System Success

The city of Tucson’s crisis response system, which was built in stages over the past 20 years, provides a continuum of care to individuals at any stage of a mental health crisis, from early intervention to acute stabilization and aftercare, explained Margie Balfour, M.D., Ph.D., chief of quality and clinical innovation at Connections Health Solutions and an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Arizona.