Community Engagement in Disaster Preparedness and Recovery: A Tale of Two Cities – Los Angeles and New Orleans
Known difficulties in preparing communities for disasters and a lack of focus on relationship building and organizational capacity in preparedness and response have led to a greater policy focus on community resiliency as a key public health approach to disaster response.
Sep 1, 2013
This commentary argues that involving communities in the formation of accountable care organizations would be a dramatic step toward more patient-centered care.
May 3, 2011
This report summarizes findings from a conference intended to generate a national policy agenda for better engaging nongovernmental organizations in disaster response and recovery.
Mar 14, 2011
Post-Katrina Project Demonstrates a Rapid, Participatory Assessment of Health Care and Develops a Partnership for Post-Disaster Recovery in New Orleans
Stakeholders in communities in which health care access was disrupted by Hurricane Katrina were engaged in an assessment of health priorities, as well as in data interpretation and plan design, to produce a sustainable community-academic partnership.
Mar 10, 2010
Community members emphasized healthcare access challenges; unmet needs of specific vulnerable populations; and opportunities, resources, and community adaptations to improve healthcare access.
Nov 30, 2009
Concerns about mental health recovery persist after the 2005 Gulf storms. The authors propose a recovery model and estimate costs and outcomes.
Dec 31, 2008
Discusses the potential of community-based participatory research (CBPR) to reduce the burden of chronic health problems on poor and minority neighborhoods and describes three successful CBPR programs.
Nov 20, 2008
A Community-Based Participatory Assessment of Health Care Needs in Post-Katrina New Orleans: An Update for Community Members and Advocates
The Rapid Evaluation and Action for Community Health in Louisiana (REACH-LA) Phase I project used community-based participatory methods to engage community members in the design, conduct, and interpretation of the results. This brief report describes the findings from the Community Discussion Groups, which affords the most direct insight into grassroots community perspectives on healthcare needs in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
Apr 30, 2007
Illustrates universal vulnerability through the stories of a native New Orleans physician helping his community after Katrina and a writer turned advocate for her mentally retarded brother.
Dec 31, 2006
Restoring and Reforming Ambulatory Services and Internal Medicine Training in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina
Argues that destruction of the training environment by Katrina opened an opportunity for rapid innovation and improvement of the physician training environment for the internal medicine residency at Tulane School of Medicine.
Dec 31, 2005
Key Findings - Options for expanded coverage to Louisiana's labor force include an employer mandate, purchasing pools and health savings accounts - Options for expanded coverage to individuals include expansion of current Medicaid programs, health sa...
Nov 12, 2005