The passage of H.R. 7116 would ensure that resources and support are available to build the infrastructure needed to bolster the capacity and coordination of the national crisis care system. The 9-8-8 system will enable anyone who is experiencing a mental or substance use crisis to be quickly connected to high quality care in their local community, but it will take a significant investment to implement the new system. H.R. 7116 will meet this need by prioritizing resources to make sure anyone who dials 9-8-8 will receive swift and safe care.
As you know, the nation continues to face a monumental increase in mental health and substance use issues due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the demands for effective and timely treatment only continue to increase.
Please join us and ask your legislators to support (H.R. 7116) the 9-8-8 Implementation Act of 2022 to help the nation officially transition to the new three-digit dialing code to save lives.
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NBCC Government Affairs Team
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