AltaPointe’s focus on innovative technology to deliver better patient care, and its commitment to children’s mental health, made headlines across the nation. A story featuring AltaPointe’s advancements in technology was published by more 128 news outlets across the U.S., from operations in Montgomery and Huntsville to San Diego. The potential audience reach was 133 million people.
Jason Tanner, AltaPointe’s children’s outpatient assistant director, appeared on WALA – Fox 10’s Studio Ten to promote Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week. The segment reached an estimated 23,000 households in the Mobile / Pensacola area. Tanner spoke about how to access our full continuum of care
devoted to children, including outreach, outpatient, residential services, hospital services and school-based therapy. Edgar Finn, M.D., was featured on WALA - Fox 10 to promote autism awareness.
AltaPointe Health partnered with WKRG News 5 in Mobile to host a suicide prevention hotline on May 8, coinciding with Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week. AltaPointe staff members served as experts for the phone bank and answered calls from individuals from as far away as Michigan concerned with teen suicide. Cindy Gipson, Laurel Havard, Emily Jackson, Caitlyn Kirby, Eddie Pratt, Jasmine Taylor and Krista Thronson served as the panel of experts. The segments reached thousands of people online and on-air.
Staff members served as AltaPointe ambassadors at more than two dozen community events from Mobile to Sylacauga, including health fairs, conferences and Mental Health First Aid courses.
In May, AltaPointe Health partnered with the Bayou Clinic to provide Mental Health First Aid training, with a focus on veterans, military members and their families. Mark Miele, certified Mental Health First Aid trainer, taught the course.