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Community Paramedicine and Mobile Health

The city of Aurora officially launched the Aurora Mobile Response Team.

Aurora (CO) Launches Mobile Response Team

The team pairs a licensed mental health clinician with a paramedic to provide trauma-informed crisis intervention and de-escalation services.
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Teams in San Francisco (CA) Offer Care Following Overdoses

A new city-run response team hit the streets Monday to try to help people who survive an overdose.
The The Community Assistance Response program van.

Newport News (VA) Launches Community Assistance Response Program

The Community Assistance Response program places trained paramedics and mental health professionals at the forefront of calls for service when a person is having a crisis.

Systems of Care that Scale: How EMS Leaders Are Building the Future

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Are your systems of care flexible and scalable enough to handle daily operations and also quickly adapt to the next disaster, active shooter incident, or large-scale event? Learn how Texas EMS clinical leaders are using scalable mobile technology to lay the foundation for the new reality of EMS.

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.

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.