Ana Paola always wanted to study a career that would help her save the world. And her world, as a child, was the farms and fields of fruit and vegetables that abound in the Comarca Lagunera. Sometimes the heat was so strong that a slice of melon, or water from this fruit, refreshed the moment next to dad.
Hundreds of people in North Carolina each day are waiting inside hospital emergency departments for behavioral health care. One reason is that a real-time list of operational beds isn’t available, which makes it difficult to connect people in emergency departments to care in more appropriate settings. To address the growing behavioral health crisis, the NC Department of Health and Human Services is today launching a new tool to help hospitals and other providers quickly find an open bed where people can get the behavioral health treatment they deserve.