Volume 07 | December 2019
Aligning Action for Health
The 2019 hurricane season has officially ended. This season, there were 18 named storms, six hurricanes, and three major hurricanes. Louisiana was impacted by two storms this season: Barry and Olga.

The recap below from Fox8 in New Orleans compares the projected numbers from the start of the 2019 season to the final numbers.
Even though the 2019 hurricane season is over, we remain open and available to help your organization build their disaster-related capacity.  We will continue to offer trainings and handle any technical assistance requests that are submitted.

We appreciate your continued support and wish you and your family a happy holiday!
How Can We Improve and Better Meet Your Needs?
We would appreciate your feedback on how to improve future newsletters to better meet your needs. We've developed a short survey that will help us capture what trainings and organizations you would like to see included in these newsletters moving forward.

Thank you for your time and input!
Technical Assistance
Do you or your organization need training, resources, or educational tools related to hurricane preparedness and/or disaster response? The LA-HRH can help meet your needs. 

  • Simple requests are usually fulfilled by email
  • Requests that need more discussion will be handled by phone
  • If we don’t have the tools to answer your request, we will connect you to those that can
  • We can also provide relevant training and educational opportunities

Topics addressed include surveillance tools and training; disaster epidemiology; air safety; water safety; vector control; mold and chemical hazards; carbon monoxide; responder safety; trauma and wellness support; protective equipment and electrical safety; clean-up procedures; and communication/marketing needs.
Training Information
LPHI utilizes Tulane's Learning Management System (LMS) to provide free online hurricane, emergency, and public health preparedness-related courses. TRAIN Learning Network is another platform that offers courses for public health, healthcare, behavioral health, preparedness, and other health professionals.

Those interested in taking LMS trainings can fill out and submit the new user form here . Please note that new accounts may take up to one business day (24 hours) for approval. Once an account has been set up, users have access to the full library of trainings. For information on TRAIN courses, click here .

Courses listed below are through LMS, unless otherwise noted, and include but a re not limited to:

Additional courses are being created and will be announced as they become available. More frequent updates are available via the LA-HRH Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Third Edition of The Hub Speaks Just Published
The National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) has released the third edition of The Hub Speaks . In t his issue of the newsletter, the Puerto Rico Hurric ane Response Hub discusses ways to incorporate death certificate and disaster-related mortality surveillance topics into the curricula of medical and nursing schools.

This edition also focuses on resiliency within the public health workforce and a collaboration case study.

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Funding for this project has been provided to the NNPHI through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC – NU1ROT000004-01-00). NNPHI is collaborating with the Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI) and the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health on this project.

The LPHI, founded in 1997, is a statewide 501(c)(3) nonprofit and public health institute that translates evidence into strategy to optimize health ecosystems. Our work focuses on uncovering complementary connections across sectors to combine the social, economic, and human capital needed to align action for health. We champion health for people, within systems, and throughout communities because we envision a world where everyone has the opportunity to be healthy. For more information, visit www.lphi.org .