Manager, Mobile Integrated Health Program
Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service, Maryland
Avital Graves, MBA, MHA, NRP, manages the Montgomery County Fire Rescue Service Mobile Integrated Health program. Her team’s efforts focus on targeting high-utilizers of the EMS and hospital systems with a multi-disciplinary approach, including Adult Protective Services, hospital systems, crisis teams, police, and others. She is also heavily involved in efforts toward the creation of Montgomery County’s first Restoration/Stabilization Center. Avital is currently assessing how Fire/Rescue and Public Safety can collaborate with behavioral health crisis services with the end goal of hospital diversion, treatment in place, and live tele-mental-health support for those experiencing a crisis, including people experiencing a substance use disorder and those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Avital is a paramedic and has been a part of MCFRS since 2002, joining the MIH team in 2019.
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Friday, October 14, 2022
2:15 PM – 3:15 PM EDT