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Disaster Behavioral Health Response Team (DBHRT)

DBHRT: Overview

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has developed an organized team of mental health and other helping professionals who respond to the behavioral health needs of New Hampshire residents following disasters (e.g., bioterrorism, manmade or natural disasters). Five regional disaster behavioral health response teams (DBHRT) can be deployed immediately anywhere in the state. These teams would respond to disasters or critical incidents when local behavioral health resources have been depleted or are overwhelmed. The goal of the disaster behavioral health response teams is to provide an organized response to individual victims, family members, survivors, or the community affected by critical incidents or disasters.

For more information

Learn more at: https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/esu/dbhrtnh.htm

 

Preparedness and Response Public Health Advisory Council
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