Restoring the Health of Communities
Hurricanes and flooding always bring the risk of large-scale public health emergencies. Mold contamination, disrupted medicine availability, increased trauma and mental health concerns, limited medical services, and infrastructure and transportation issues can create new health issues, and exacerbate existing ones. Our partners are working to prevent the spread of mold in homes, and to help children process the memories and trauma of battling floodwaters with their families.
Communities across Texas are working to restore the health and well-being of children, families, and entire neighborhoods. With the help of experts on the ground, we are working to support mental health and trauma services, and to promote wellness and good nutrition as part of the recovery process. Together, we are increasing the resiliency in communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey.