MHMR Agency Now the Emergence Health Network

MHMR Agency Now the Emergence Health Network

POSTED: Monday, January 30, 2012 - 8:00pm

UPDATED: Monday, January 30, 2012 - 8:28pm

A familiar health organization in the Sun City is going by a different name now.

El Paso Mental Health and Mental Retardation (MHMR) is now the Emergence Health Network. The name was officially changed today.

This comes after President Obama signed legislation into law that removed the term "mental retardation" from federal education, health and labor laws.

"Now, our constituents are known as individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities,” said Cecilia Navarro-Torres, from the Emergence Health Network.

People who visit the Emergence Health Network won't see any change in service because of the agency's name change.


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