Amidst Calls for Defunding Police HPD Dedicates More Dollars to Mental Health Unit
7/23/2020 - Reform Austin
Following the death of George Floyd and the corresponding protests about police brutality, there has been a push across the nation, including here in Texas, to defund the police.
Opinion: More iPads, less arrests — Telehealth helps law enforcement deescalate mental health crisis calls
7/10/2020 - The Houston Chronicle
While communities across the country are implementing innovative strategies to divert people away from jails and prevent this churn, Harris County is ahead of the curve thanks to a cutting-edge telehealth program — one that could serve as a model for the country.
'The wave of the future': How police and social workers partner up to help those in crisis
7/9/2020 - The Houston Chronicle
Michael Hawkins and his partner, a Houston police officer, pulled up to a Memorial City gas station last week, responding to a report of a possibly suicidal man.
AV rises to the challenge’ special: tech for good
7/7/2020 - AV Magazine
In healthcare, as in other sectors, the pandemic is accelerating technology adoption. Zoe Mutter examines how innovation has been lending healthcare professionals a helping hand.
Mental health resources available in Harris County
6/25/2020 - FOX26 Houston
Chief Medical Officer, Daryl Knox M.D. and Harris County Mental Health Program Manager for the Crisis Counseling Program, Dana Sobers Ben, MSW share resources available in our area for mental health with Isiah Carey.
Employers: Is Your Workplace Trauma-Informed?
6/25/2020 - Forbes
Access Director Jennifer Battle shares what a trauma-informed workplace includes and ways for employers to look for signs of significant stress in an employee.
FCC grants $29.41M more in telehealth funding to 77 providers
6/25/2020 - Becker's Hospital Review
The Federal Communications Commission approved its 12th wave of COVID-19 telehealth program applications June 24, granting another $29.41 million to 77 healthcare providers nationwide.
Cornyn: Houston Area Clinics to Receive $932K in Funds to Improve Telehealth
6/25/2020 - The Katy News
The funding, which was appropriated by Congress in March as part of the CARES Act, comes through the Federal Communications Commission.
Mental Health Hotline Open to All Texans During Pandemic
5/21/2020 - NBC Dallas
There's a new hotline open to Texans battling the secondary health crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic: the strain on mental health.
The Texas Health and Human Services department is running the COVID-19 crisis hotline as an outlet for moments of crisis or just a listening ear.
New Harris Center COVID-19 Support Line Offers Comfort Across the Lone Star State
5/21/2020 - Houstonia Magazine
The hotline is free and operational 24/7.