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Capitol Correspondence - 08.28.17

HHS Continues Hurricane Harvey Support in TX and LA

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price has announced that Hurricane Harvey is a health emergency. HHS is coordinating rescue and recovery work across Federal cabinet agencies and state officials. One resource is the Disaster Distress helpline, a toll-free call center assisting people with the behavioral health effects of the storm and connected people in impacted areas connect with local behavioral health professionals. The helpline can be reached at 1-800-985-5990. Learn more about HHS’ efforts here.

ANCOR is helping its Texas and Louisiana members assist displaced individuals find services and supports.