The COHR Solution: A Community Response to a Fragmented System


This documentary explores the challenges of accessing care in the current healthcare system. It highlights the positive impact that an embedded clinical unit, within a Police Department, can have in addressing social determinants of health.  Specifically how a follow up and aftercare model addresses current gaps in services and supports individuals through their journey in accessing resources to improve quality of life.  Following the film, there will be a panel discussion consisting of local service providers and public safety.  Conversation will focus on the new state initiative “RoadMaps to Health,” and the 988 support hotline, as well the various ways public safety and public health continue to partner.



Behavioral HealthJoan Taglieri, Sr. Director, Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance & Anne Whitman, Peer Leader, Recovery Coach Supervisor

988Eileen Davis, Vice President, MASS 211, Director, Call2Talk and Monica Luke NAMI MA

Addiction: Janice Kauffman, Vice President, Addiction Treatment Services, North Charles Foundation, Inc.; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Somerville Police DepartmentJames Donovan, Captain, Somerville Police Department & Mark McLaughlin, Officer, Somerville Police Department

ModeratorPatty Contente, Director, Community Outreach, Help & Recovery, Metro Boston CIT-TTAC

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