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Session: Katrina: The Lessons Continue II
3323.0: Monday, November 05, 2007: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Katrina: The Lessons Continue II
This session provides continuing discussion of the impact of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on healthcare provision in Louisiana. It begins with a discussion about the importance of federal, state and local government in maintaining safety net hospitals. Further, The Louisiana Public Health Institute will articulate the multi-sector partners they worked with in the Post- Katrina recovery. Finally, the learner will hear leaders from the state of Louisiana provide answers to tough questions on health infrastructure and rebuilding as Louisiana recovers from the aftermath of these hurricanes.
Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to: Discuss the effects of Hurricanes Katrina on health services and identify recommendations for future natural disasters. Identify the recovery activities conducted by the Louisiana Public Health Institute and its partners in response to the disaster. Describe the new medical challenges existing in Louisiana as the state rebuilds and recovers.
Moderator(s):Michele L. Shade, MPH
2:30 PMEffect of Hurricane Katrina on hospitals staffing & services in New Orleans, Louisiana
Mustafa Younis
2:55 PM   Aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita: Louisiana Health Infrastructure Rebuilding and Recovering
Doris G. Brown, MS, MEd, RN, CNS
3:20 PM   Role of a Public Health Institute in Post-Katrina Recovery
Joseph Kimbrell, MA, LCSW, Clayton Williams, MPH
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Health Administration
Endorsed by:Black Caucus of Health Workers; Socialist Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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