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Federal COVID-19 treatment service announced inMontgomery County
CommunityAssistance Center names newCEO
“I AMGRATEFUL TO TAKE THIS STEP FORWARDWITH A COMPASSIONATE AND THOUGHTFUL BOARD,” JENNIFER HUFFINE, PRESIDENT AND CEO, COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE CENTER
Montgomery County Public Health District on April 5 announced the arrival of the federal Test-to-Treat program intended to provide treat- ment options for COVID-19 patients. President Joe Biden’s admin- istration launched the program HOW TO GET HELP Montgomery County Public Health District offers several COVID-19 resources. SERVICES AVAILABLE: Montgomery County COVID-19 questions can be directed to a hotline: 936-523-5027 Test-to-Treat program: provides evaluation for oral antiviral pills to those with a positive COVID-19 test 800-232-0233 Disability Information & Access Line: 888-677-1199 SOURCE: MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICT/COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER
March 8 to allow for the distribu- tion of oral antiviral pills, such as Paxlovid—developed by Pfizer—and Molnupiravir—developed by Merck. Test-to-Treat centers allow patients to bring a positive COVID-19 test to a qualifying center to receive an evaluation and a filled prescription if necessary. According to the MCPHD, home test results can also be brought in for an evaluation. The county’s office of emergency management closed its COVID-19 hotline March 31, and calls relating to COVID-19 will now be taken by MCPHD. According to the federal gov- ernment’s locator, five Test-to- Treat centers are located within Montgomery County, including a CVS at 3705 FM 1488, The Wood- lands, and a Walgreens Pharmacy at 6467 Woodlands Parkway, The Woodlands.
Since 1981, the CAC has pro- vided basic needs services to Montgomery County residents, including a food pantry, disaster relief funds and clothing vouchers. The organization also provides housing relief and was named one of four nonprofits partnering with Montgomery County to disburse $18 million in pandemic rental assistance in 2021. The board announcement also highlighted the CAC’s new satellite offices, created in partnership with Montgomery County’s Precinct 1 Commissioner Robert Walker and Precinct 4 Commis- sioner James Metts.
Montgomery County nonprofit Community Assistance Center named Jennifer Huffine as its new president and CEO on April 14, according to its board of directors. Huffine previously worked with the CAC as its director of operations and programs before moving to another area nonprofit, Interfaith of The Woodlands, to serve as its co-director of programs and services. “CAC is an incredible organiza- tion, and I am grateful to take this step forward with a compassionate and thoughtful board along with an amazing team of staff,” Huffine said in the announcement.
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