Lessons From the Storm: Crisis and Collaboration


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Course Description

This course is provided by South Central Public Health Partnership and will require a secondary login and/or registration.


The lessons learned, and lessons still being taught, from Hurricane Katrina can assist all healthcare and family assistance providers in providing for future disasters. This session was conducted by Harold Suire, a consultant with over 20 years’ experience in the state policy arena, who was called upon by the state of Louisiana in the aftermath of Katrina to coordinate the myriad of groups and foundations from throughout the nation and world. He shared his on-the-ground observations of collaboration and challenges in the vortex of one of the greatest natural disasters in the United States. We learned how lives were, and still are, in jeopardy while leaders, agencies, and groups fought and acted on policy, credit, regulations, funds, and turf. We also learned about the resiliency of providers and citizens and the power of collaboration and action for the greater good.


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Target Audience

This course is designed for Educators, Trainers Emergency Responders, Receivers General Public Health Staff Public Health Public Information, Media Specialists Emergency Management.


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Council of Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (COL)/COL Tier(s)

  1. 3A.7 (Tier 1): Facilitates communication among individuals, groups, and organizations
  2. 5A.8 (Tier 1): Uses assets and resources (e.g., Boys & Girls Clubs, public libraries, hospitals, faith-based organizations, academic institutions, federal grants, fellowship programs) to improve health in a community
  3. 7C.2 (Tier 3): Engages governmental agencies with authority to address specific community health needs (e.g., lead in housing, water fluoridation, bike lanes, emergency preparedness)


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