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Mayor Sarno, HHS Commissioner Caulton-Harris and Police Superintendent Clapprood Meet with BHN Senior Vice Presidents Katherine Cooke and Katherine Mague

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Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Health and Human Services (HHS) Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris, Police Superintendent Cheryl Clapprood and Chief of Staff Tom Ashe met with BHN Senior Vice Presidents Katherine Cooke and Katherine Mague today to discuss the continued partnership between BHN and the City of Springfield’s Police Department and Office of Health and Human Services. The mayor stressed the importance of the continuing success of the partnership, and the positive effect that it is having on initiatives such as mental health and COVID-19 vaccination efforts.

Mayor Sarno states, “I am incredibly proud of the work that BHN is doing in partnership with our city’s law enforcement and Health and Human Services division.  It is important to have as many tools in the toolbox as possible when addressing mental health needs, and my administration is grateful for the opportunity that this partnership provides us. The one-stop aspect of BHN’s approach allows for necessary follow up appointments to be completed in a more timely manner, which is of vital importance to the wrap-around support services offered by the Network.  The partnership has also benefitted the Springfield Police Department’s already great on-street relationship with city residents, assisting with their continued efforts to not only serve and protect citizens, but to work with the community to promote a safe and equitable environment for all.  We look forward to seeing what more progress our continued work with BHN can bring."

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