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Disaster Behavioral Health Coalition Guidance   [open pdf - 138KB]

From the Document: "During disaster response and recovery, there may be challenges coordinating behavioral health services. Behavioral health services are often provided by a variety of agencies and organizations, such as state and local government, mental health departments, substance abuse programs, hospital-based and outpatient services, private clinicians, and volunteer groups. In an emergency event, it is important for communities to determine what supportive services and treatment options are available, who are the providers, and whether gaps or duplication of services exist. Establishing a disaster behavioral health coalition can facilitate communication across provider groups, coordinate behavioral health care efforts, and help identify existing and emergent needs."

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Public Health Emergency: https://www.phe.gov/
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