Track 3 - Behavioral Health (Substance Abuse

Mental Health

Violence Prevention)

Sharing Session - 60 Minutes

G5 - Post-Crisis Response Teams: How an Innovative Non-traditional Partnership is Improving Public and Mental Health

Wednesday, July 11
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: St. Charles

Using a working definition and characteristics of innovation in public health, and with funding from the Public Health National Center for Innovations , the DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) is advancing strategies, such as cross-sector teams comprised of a mental health clinician and a sheriff’s deputy, to conduct follow-up visits with individuals with potential mental health issues who have previously encountered law enforcement, and link them to the appropriate care. The Post-Crisis Response Team’s Sequential Intercept Mapping workshop is also examining opportunities for data collection and analysis, including standardizing Uniform Crime Reporting codes used to document mental health-related calls to law enforcement.


Partnerships & Collaborations, Mental Health, Access/Care Coordination

Travis P. Lee, BS

Program Specialist

Travis Parker Lee, BS, is the Program Specialist for the Public Health National Center for Innovations (PHNCI) at the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), which fosters alignment and innovation in public health. In that role, he contributes to the implementation of strategy and operations for the Center. He also assists with contributing to and connecting PHNCI with aspects of PHAB’s work with the accreditation program.

Prior to PHNCI, he was employed by PHAB for six years, where he implemented aspects of the accreditation program. He was also previously employed by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NIDDK IC), and the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS).

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences with a concentration in Public Health Education from James Madison University. He also holds a graduate certificate in Public Health Performance Improvement from University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health, and a graduate certificate in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health.


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Lori Carnahan, M.A.

Director of Behavioral Health
DuPage County Health Department

Lori Carnahan is the Director of Behavioral Health at the DuPage County Health Department and is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor.
Lori began at the Health Department in 2011 and in her current role oversees all outpatient, residential, crisis, and forensic behavioral health programs. She also co-chairs the Behavioral Health Collaborative, which focuses on improving access to treatment and reducing recidivism for individuals involved with the criminal justice system. Prior to work at the Health Department, Lori worked at Pillars, a non- profit agency where she began her career in behavioral health. During her time with Pillars, Lori worked in direct service providing crisis intervention and outpatient therapy to children, adolescents and adults before advancing to become the Director of Crisis services. Lori earned a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Psychology from Illinois State University and a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Lewis University. Lori also earned a certificate in Non-Profit Executive Education through University of Notre Dame and Mendoza College of Business.


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