The photo shows the Star of Life.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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