Volume 09 | February 2020
Aligning Action for Health
It's Carnival time in Louisiana! Whether you're parading in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Cajun Country, Alexandria, or Shreveport-Bossier, public safety is top of mind for municipalities and state agencies.

Though the creation of the Louisiana Hurricane Response Hub was born from hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria in 2017, technical support can extend to special events, like Mardi Gras, in which emergency preparedness efforts are heightened.

Two public resources that are beneficial to both organizations and individuals are the Governor's Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness, which offers a Mardi Gras podcast , and the City of New Orleans Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness, which offers Mardi Gras and year-round preparedness information through their Nola Ready platform .

Please continue to share this e-blast with those who might be interested. They can sign up to receive it monthly by clicking the button below. Anyone interested in receiving technical assistance from the LAHRH can submit a request in the "Technical Assistance Support" section.
NNPHI Hosts 20th Annual Conference in May
The National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) is hosting its  20th Annual Conference  from May 19-21 in New Orleans, LA.  Conference topics range from evidence-based public health to strategies for bridging gaps between the public health system and the health care delivery system, to inspiring new models, partnerships, and prospects in public health practice.

Participants will discuss familiar and emerging issues in programmed sessions, skills-building workshops, roundtable discussions, breakout sessions, collaborative practice design labs, networking poster presentations, and social events.

Registration is now open. Learn more by clicking   here .
Do You Need Technical Assistance Support
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

T opics addressed include: d isaster-related morbidity and mortality surveillance tools and training; Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) toolkit; disaster epidemiology methods, environmental health: air safety, water safety, vector control, mold, chemical hazards, carbon monoxide, etc.; occupational health: responder safety, trauma and wellness support, protective equipment, electrical safety, clean-up procedures, etc.; and communicating about environmental and occupational health hazards.
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
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 .