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State of Texas awards DCHHS preparedness leadership for Hurricane response
DCHHS’ Awarded for Hurricane Harvey response


Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) honorably announces the acceptance of the 2017 Texas Preparedness Leadership Award. The award was granted Oct. 11 by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) for DCHHS’ 2017 Hurricane Harvey Response from Aug. 28 through Aug. 31, 2017. Harvey became the first of three major hurricanes throughout the US (Hurricane Irma in Florida and Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico) to cause catastrophic damages during the 2017 hurricane season. Acting as a supporting organization, DCHHS’ core capabilities of volunteer management, mass care, public health surveillance and epidemiological investigation were initiated. As DCHHS took to action, the Texas Gulf coast braced for the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States since Hurricane Wilma in 2005. “Thousands of families have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey; it is our obligation to be at the forefront of emergency response when called upon,” said Tammara Scroggins, DCHHS asst. director public health communicable disease. “It is with great honor to announce DCHHS is the recipient of the 2017 Texas Preparedness Leadership Award. We accept this award with high esteem remembering all agencies who were a part of the emergency response.”


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