U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. (n.d.). Mental Health Teams. (Accessed 5/2/2017.)
The U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Mental Health Teams (MHT) provide resources and assistance to communities throughout the United States. They were created in 2006 as part of the National Response Plans ESF-8 public health and medical asset provisions and may be deployed in response to an ESF-8 or non-ESF-8 public health emergency. MHT's can also collaborate with local officials and professional groups to assess community mental health prevention and treatment needs, and provide consultation to medical staff.