Public Health Emergency - Leading a Nation Prepared
Federal agencies are working diligently to support state and city officials in responding to the Flint, Michigan, water crisis. Since this problem is primarily a public health crisis, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has been designated the lead federal agency responsible for coordinating the federal response and recovery efforts.
This means that HHS is working across the federal partners from across the U.S. government to mobilize the capabilities and resources of existing programs. Federal agency partners include: the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Environmental Protection Agency, Small Business Administration, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Education, and the Department of Agriculture.
These agencies are supporting the state and city in:
All efforts to date are allowable under the Department’s statutory and regulatory authority.
To help the state in ensuring a safe water supply and provide immediate access to safe water:
Ongoing or Completed:
To help the state address near-term physical and mental health needs of children, pregnant women and families potentially impacted by lead-contaminated water:
To assist the state, city and residents in understanding the potential impacts lead can have on health:
To support the state, city and residents in responding and recovering from the economic impact of this crisis:
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