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A man looks thoughtful while receiving Emergency Room Diversion / ERE treatment through MBHC.

What is ERE?

Emergency Room Enhancement (ERE) programs, also known as emergency room diversion programs, are designed to reduce barriers that prevent individuals from seeking care in the most appropriate setting.

ERE programs aim to reduce the use of emergency departments and hospitalizations as well as decrease rates of homelessness, unemployment, and arrests/law enforcement involvement by engaging individuals into treatment and utilizing community supports.

This holistic, wrap-around care model improves the health and well-being of individuals in the program while reducing their ER visits. The success of the ERE program is due to teamwork, partnership, and collaboration among multiple agencies, hospitals, law enforcement, outreach workers, case managers, and researchers.

"Alone, we can do so little;
together, we can do so much."
- Helen Keller