By The Chronicle employees
On Tuesday, March 16, U.S. Reps. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Floor, David Trone, D-Maryland, Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pennsylvania and Ann McLane Kuster, D-New Hampshire, introduced the creation of the Bipartisan Dependancy and Psychological Well being Job Power, in accordance with a information launch.
The duty pressure is an effort to advertise insurance policies to fight dependancy and psychological well being crises in America.
The duty pressure will maintain common conferences with stakeholders, attend website visits and create insurance policies. In line with the discharge, one of many process pressure’s first priorities will probably be to get a grasp on how COVID-19 has impacted the state of dependancy and psychological well being in America.
“Southwest Washington communities have been already scuffling with psychological well being and substance use points previous to COVID — and the pressure of the pandemic has elevated these struggles exponentially. I’m serving to lead the Bipartisan Dependancy and Psychological Well being Job Power as a result of I wish to assist individuals in Southwest Washington, and throughout the nation, break dependancy and acquire remedy for improved psychological well being,” Herrera Beutler mentioned within the launch.