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Innovative Partnership Delivers Quality Asthma Care to New Orleans Children Whose Care Centers Were Flooded by Hurrican Katrina


NEW ORLEANS, October 20, 2011 – The disappearance of reliable healthcare services in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina left many children with asthma no choice but to seek treatment in emergency rooms across town – if they sought care at all.

Persistence of Mental Health Needs among Children Affected by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans

Alina Olteanu MD, PhD; Ruth Arnberger MSW; Roy Grant MA; Caroline Davis MPH; David Abramson PhD; Jaya Asola, MD. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. 2011; 26(1): 3-6.

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Five Year Report -- Legacy of Katrina: The Impact of a Flawed Recovery on Vulnerable Children of the Gulf Coast


A new white paper, "Legacy of Katrina:  The Impact of a Flawed Recovery on Vulnerable Children of the Gulf Coast", published by Children's Health Fund and the National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health finds significant emotional distress, behavioral problems and instability persist among children affected by the 2005 disaster.  Read the press release»Unknown Object

Read the abstract published in AMA Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness Journal»

Read the op-ed "Children of Disaster Need Help" co-authored by Dr. Irwin Redlener, CHF and Mark Shriver, Save the Children»
Miami Herald, September 2, 2010

"The Legacy of Katrina’s Kids"
Newsweek (blog), August 27, 2010
"Katrina's toll on kids assessed"

The Times-Picuyane, August 23, 2010
"Anxiety still rampant in Katrina kids, study says"

Associated Press, August 23, 2010
"Katrina still has emotional grip on thousands of children"

USA Today, August 23, 2010
"Oil leak worries linger For many in Gulf, disaster not over"

The Advocate, August 23, 2010

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