Topics Tag: RIGHT Care

June 3, 2022

Galveston Celebrates New Mental Health Unit, Hurdles Remain

This article was originally published by the The Galveston Daily News on June 3, 2022. The city of Galveston on Thursday publicly committed to a bold new policing initiative that will create a unit to…

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June 2, 2022

Galveston to Introduce Mental Health Response Unit

This article was originally published by The Galveston Daily News on June 2, 2022. When someone calls 911 in Galveston, three services stand by to respond to the emergency — police, fire and emergency medical…

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June 2, 2022

Texas community to form holistic mental health crisis response teams

This article was originally published by American City & County on June 2, 2022. For decades, the responsibility of helping those experiencing a mental health crisis has fallen to police departments, and communities across the…

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May 25, 2022

‘We Had to Work With Partners to Help Them See Mental Health as a Medical Need’

This article was originally published by The Pew Charitable Trusts on May 25, 2022. B.J. Wagner, the Senior Vice President of Health and Public Safety at Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, has been a key…

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January 25, 2022

Mental Health Breakthrough In Dallas’ 911 RIGHT Care Unit

This article was originally published by The Black Wall Street Times on January 25, 2022. Purposed to address the behavioral crises of its citizenry, Dallas-based RIGHT Care Unit infuses mental health into law enforcement. A…

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December 9, 2021

Dallas Program Shows Signs of Effectively Navigating Behavioral Health Emergencies

This article was originally published by The Pew Charitable Trusts on December 9, 2021. When a person is in mental health or substance use crisis, most communities dispatch law enforcement officers, who often lack the…

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June 22, 2021

How the American Rescue Plan Act will help cities replace police with trained crisis teams for mental health emergencies

This article was originally published by the Brookings Institute on June 22, 2021. Last November, we co-authored a Brookings report on alternatives to police as first responders when dealing with people experiencing a mental health…

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October 15, 2020

Mental Health & Police Reform: Are Intervention Teams Working?

RIGHT Care stands for Rapid Integrated Group Healthcare Team. It started in 2018 after a study from the Meadows Mental Health Institute found the number of mental health-related calls increased by 18 percent from 2012…

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June 9, 2020

This program sends a social worker on 911 calls about mental health

If you call 911 in certain neighborhoods in Dallas, a licensed specialist at the dispatch center will determine if the call relates to a mental health crisis. If it does, it won’t just be the…

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January 22, 2018

Dallas Launches Coordinated Response Program for Behavioral Health Calls

The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI), Dallas FireRescue Department (DFR), Dallas Police Department (DPD), and Parkland Health & Hospital System today announced the launch of the Rapid Integrated Group Healthcare Team (RIGHT Care) pilot…

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