The Behavioral Health Foundation and Nashville Organized for Action and Hope (NOAH) proudly present “A Community Response to Mental Health Crisis: From CAHOOTS to Nashville HEALS.” Please join us Thursday, February 3rd, at 6:30 p.m. (CT) for this free educational webinar.

Across the country, community leaders are recognizing that civilian-led crisis response teams are well-suited to safely and effectively help people experiencing behavioral health crises. Community responder programs improve health outcomes, reduce unnecessary arrests, and save lives.

CAHOOTS in Eugene, Oregon, is a nationally recognized community responder program where mental health crisis workers and medics respond to 911 calls instead of law enforcement. CAHOOTS teams intervene and make referrals to health and social services without the uniforms, sirens, and handcuffs that can increase distress for people in crisis.

The Behavioral Health Foundation, in collaboration with NOAH, developed “Nashville HEALS,” based on the CAHOOTS model. This webinar will be moderated by David Plazas, Tennessean Opinion and Engagement Director, and will feature:

  • A detailed explanation of the CAHOOTS model by White Bird Clinic
  • Responses from the Nashville community and government leaders
  • Questions from attendees

To register, please click here.

View our one-page overview vision for Nashville HEALS:

One-page flyer overviewing Nashville HEALS, a community responder program envisioned for Nashville, TN

This event is presented at no charge courtesy of the Behavioral Health Foundation and NOAH. Please reach out if you are interested in partnering for future learning opportunities or otherwise supporting our work: