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April Douglas | Alta Pointe Health
Published March 19, 2024

Partnership Between AltaPointe Health and the Mobile Police Department Revolutionizes Response to Mental Health Crises

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AltaPointe Health and Mobile Police partner to enhance public safety and reduce law enforcement response to non-violent mental health crises.

In a collaboration aimed at revolutionizing responses to mental health crises, AltaPointe Health and the Mobile Police Department have joined forces. Through the partnership, AltaPointe, a leading behavioral health provider, aims to reduce the number of 911 calls related to mental health crises, minimize law enforcement’s involvement in non-violent situations, and decrease the rate of arrests by facilitating immediate access to treatment for individuals in crisis.

One key initiative of this partnership is comprehensive training for all MPD officers on effectively responding to mental health calls and employing de-escalation techniques. Cindy Gipson, Ph. D., associate executive director of crisis services for AltaPointe, says, “By enhancing officers’ preparedness, the likelihood of negative outcomes in crisis situations decreases significantly.”

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