The photo shows the Star of Life.

Student Doctors at Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine Unveil Mobile Medical Clinic

The clinic will be sent to Mexico, where it will accommodate approximately 1,000 patients each year and provide 300 families access to health care.

Hanover (MA) Firefighter/Paramedic Honored for Work on Mobile COVID-19 Care Program

Fred Freeman was recently honored with a COVID Profile in Courage award from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.
The side of a Tacoma Police Department squad car.

Civilians in Tacoma (WA) Could Be Trained to Take Over Some Police Work

Thousands of emergency calls made in Tacoma could be handled by trained civilians rather than sworn police officers.
The photo shows a white ambulance.

Community Paramedics Needed for Study

The study will look at the factors that influence a paramedic’s decision to transition from an acute EMS role to a community-based one.

Is San Francisco’s New Mental Health Team Working?

Many programs, including San Francisco's, are inspired by an acclaimed, decades-old program called Cahoots in Eugene, Oregon.
Torrance firefighter Trevor Borello, left, administers the second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to Barbara Franco, who suffers from muscular dystrophy, at her apartment, Wednesday, May 12, 2021, in Torrance, Calif.

It Take a Village to Vaccine Homebound People

Health providers are ramping up efforts to find and reach millions of people in the U.S. who cannot leave their homes.

Portland Commissioner Supports Expansion of Street Response Program

The program sends a team of one paramedic and one social worker to assist those in crisis who are not believed to be a public safety threat, offering an unarmed alternative to a uniformed officer arriving on scene.
Edouard Joseph, 91, right, clasps his hands as geriatrician Megan Young, left, prepares to give him a COVID-19 vaccination at his home in the Mattapan neighborhood of Boston.

AP-NORC Poll: Government Should Help Americans Age at Home

A majority of Americans agree that government should help people fulfill a widely held aspiration to age in their own homes, not institutional settings, a new poll finds.
In this Oct. 2020 photo, Crisis Workers, Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), Henry Cakebread and Ashley Barnhill-Hubbard with CAHOOTS, a mental health crisis intervention program, discuss their last encounter during their night shift in Eugene, Ore.

U.S. Government Funding Mental Health Crisis Teams to Stand in for Police

A new program will help communities set up mobile teams with mental health practitioners trained in de-escalating volatile situations.
A Santa Fe ambulance

Santa Fe (NM) Launches Alternative Response Unit for Low-Threat 911 Calls

The unit will be staffed by a paramedic, a police officer, and a case manager, all trained in crisis Intervention.

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