Clinicians Being Implemented Into 911 Response Model

Tara Blunk El Paso

El Paso began placing clinicians at their 911 centers in order to better respond to mental health calls. Emergence Health Network – a local agency that provides mental health services – has 16 clinicians stationed at the El Paso Regional Communications Center in Northeast, working on the same floor as 911 call takers.  The clinicians, who started […]

NYC Mental Health Continuum Initiative

(NYC, New York) NYC was allocated $5 million for their new initiative, “mental health continuum”. The program creates a partnership between the health department, public hospital system, and the city’s education department. The program focuses on training teachers in de-escalation and building communication networks between school staff and mental health professionals. However, after one year […]