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Session: Hurricane Katrina: One Year Later
4202.0: Tuesday, November 07, 2006: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Hurricane Katrina: One Year Later
One year after Hurricane Katrina, thousands of individuals and families still struggle with the trauma, stress, and difficulty of coping with their survival of Hurricane Katrina. This session will examine government and community response efforts, ongoing support, and shine a spotlight on the experiences of these families as they struggle to return to normalcy in their daily lives. Data and information on grassroots’ efforts to assist individuals and families in Houston and other areas will be provided. Results of focus groups to advance understanding of challenges and strategies also will be presented in this session.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: 1. Describe three primary factors that have hindered return to normalcy for survivors of Katrina Hurricane. 2. Recognize the importance of attention to social and cultural issues in government and community disaster response efforts in communities of color. 3. Describe how coping and self efficacy varies over time as individuals and families experience natural disasters. 4. Explain primary grassroots efforts to assist displaced families with critical and basic unmet needs including housing, health care, social and emotional support, family and individual counseling, child care, job skills, and employment.
Organizer(s):Karen Bouye, PhD, MPH
Moderator(s):Jamila Rashid, PhD, MPH
2:30 PMAfrican Americans evacuated after the storm: Factors impacting their social vulnerability to Hurricane Katrina  [ Recorded presentation ]
Keith Elder, PhD, MPH, MPA, Sudha Xirasagar, MBBS, PhD, Shelly-Ann Bowen, PhD (c), MPH, Debeshi Maitra, MHA, Crystal Piper, MPH, MHA
2:45 PMState of emergency: How government actions endanger the health of African Americans  [ Recorded presentation ]
Robert Bullard, PhD
3:00 PMPerceived stress and coping self-efficacy of a sample New Orleans evacuees residing in shelters and transitional housing three, six and nine months after Hurricane Katrina: A case study  [ Recorded presentation ]
Antor Ndep Ola, MPH, CHES, Jeanette H. Magnus, MD, PhD, Traci Hong, PhD, Carolyn C. Johnson, PhD
3:15 PMAfter the Storm: Raising Katrina's Children and Family Stability  [ Recorded presentation ]
Ruqayya Gibson, BA, Jamila Rashid, PhD, MPH
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Black Caucus of Health Workers
Endorsed by:APHA-Committee on Women's Rights; Latino Caucus; Maternal and Child Health; Social Work; Socialist Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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