(VUL 2805) The Public Health Impacts of a Catastrophic Hurricane and Flooding: Voices from Katrina
Employing a Hurricane Katrina case study and multiple resources, including voices from senior public health officials from Louisiana and Mississippi, this engaging webinar, presented by Dr. David Abramson, prompts emergency planners to consider critical elements to planning for and responding to large scale emergency events. He describes findings from an oral history study of Gulf Coast first responders, and details the significant differences between the public health and first responders' command structures, particularly for setting up mortuary services, running shelters, and providing mental health care. Results from post Katrina research provide guidance for activities to mitigation effects of disaster events and to improve community recovery outcomes.
The purpose of this course is to:
Public Health Emergency Preparedness Capabilities:
Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (CDC):
At the end of this course, you will be able to: