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NYC Mental Health Teams Are Working, City Says

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Advocates say more work is needed to eliminate police from mental health emergencies as three quarters of the calls in the pilot were still routed to police.
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‘Crisis Car’ Launches in Frederick (MD)

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The pilot program is designed to provide a mix of resources in the event of a mental health crisis.
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Baltimore County (MD) Crisis Teams Can’t Respond to More than Half of Calls

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Police and clinicians on Baltimore County’s mobile crisis teams are understaffed and overworked.
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In Mental Health Crises, a 911 Call Now Brings a Mixed Team of Helpers...

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A pilot program in Missoula (MT) that sends a special crew on EMS mental health calls becomes permanent next month.
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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.
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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.
A Palestinian worker receives the Moderna coronavirus vaccine at the Hashmonim checkpoint between the West Bank and Israel, near the Israeli West Bank settlement of Nili, Monday, March 8, 2021.

Israel Celebrates Five Millionth Coronavirus Vaccination

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Israel has inoculated more than half its population of 9.3 million and pushed ahead with the reopening of more of its economy.
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Oakland (CA) Moves Forward to Replace Police with Mental Health Workers

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The city council voted unanimously Tuesday to direct staff to design a pilot program to dispatch counselors and paramedics from the city's fire department to mental health crises.
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Fauquier County (VA) EMS Providers Vaccinate Elderly Residents in Their Homes

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EMS providers in one Virginia county spent Thursday going door-to-door to vaccinate some of the most vulnerable to COVID-19.
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Spokane (WA) Fire Department’s Social Work Team Works to Meet People’s Needs

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The Spokane Fire Department Community Assistance Response Team works to connect frequent 911 callers to much-needed resources.