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Caribbean Hurricane Preparedness during COVID-19 (Week 5) - Mental Health and Social Services
Monday, July 20, 2020 6:00:00 PM UTC - 7:30:00 PM UTC
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is partnering with FEMA to bring partners in the Caribbean a webinar series on Hurricane Preparedness during COVID-19. As it is predicted to be a severe hurricane season, co-occurring with the current pandemic, there is a need for health and social services stakeholders to better understand HHS programs during a Public Health Emergency, including waivers and flexibilities to standard programs. 
The fifth webinar in the series will focus on the role of mental health services during a federally declared emergency. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will describe how they are preparing for hurricanes, and the unique context of response during COVID-19. SAMHSA will also share lessons learned from the Hurricanes Irma and Maria response efforts. 

The webinar series will be held in English and it is open to the whole community – local and private sectors, as well as Non-Governmental Organizations, Private Non-Profits and the communities.