Cincinnati, OH – August 2, 2017: Cordata Community, a leader in care coordination and patient engagement technology designed for addiction and other community health issues, is pleased to announce further expansion of the use of their Community software in difficult community response situations associated with alcohol abuse, substance abuse and mental health disorders. The city’s early responders, in coordination with Samaritan Behavioral Health, work to proactively identify and work with those constituents that have been identified as being impacted by, or at high risk to be impacted by, these complex issues.
An increase in illegal narcotic/alcohol abuse and deinstitutionalization of mentally ill citizens has caused many to become homeless and potentially more violent, which increases the chances of involvement with law enforcement. Traditional police methods, misinformation and a lack of knowledge cause fear and frustration for residents and families. Too often officers respond to crisis calls where they feel at a disadvantage or placed in a no-win situation. The Dayton Police Department’s Crisis Intervention Team recognizes that these situations require special care, treatment and service. The mission of the CIT is to use understanding and skills gained through specific training to identify and provide a safe, effective and compassionate response to police situations involving people in mental health crisis. As a proactive program, CIT acts as a model committed to preventing tragic situations and finding win-win solutions for all persons concerned.
“We are excited to become involved with the proactive and forward thinking leaders in the City of Dayton as they push forward in crisis intervention,” said Cordata’s founder and CEO, Gary Winzenread. “In addition to further expanding our footprint in Ohio, this is an opportunity to use the configurability and flexibility of the software to expand the impact of community outreach beyond the opioid crisis.”
About Cordata Community
Cordata Community develops and delivers innovative and intuitive technology for outreach-driven care coordination and patient engagement to address critical community health issues and improve the health of underserved and uninsured populations. Our people-centric, cloud-based software platform and mobile app connect healthcare organizations, government agencies, community groups and resources, law enforcement and other stakeholders in public and community health. Our tools are designed to address addiction and behavioral health, hepatitis C, HIV and AIDS, foster care and child services and other challenging areas. Learn more at www.CordataCommunity.com