Volume 04 | September 2019
Aligning Action for Health
Hurricane Dorian was initially projected to directly affect Florida but shifted somewhat unexpectedly and largely impacted the Carolinas. This is a great example of the importance of being prepared for an emergency as projected storm tracks and weather patterns can be uncertain and change quickly.
In observation of National Preparedness Month , which promotes family and community disaster and emergency planning, the LA-HRH encourages everyone to have an emergency plan and an emergency kit . This also applies to businesses since day-to-day operations can be affected by disasters and require contingency plans.
Though it may feel like it is winding down, hurricane season does not end until November 30 th and currently there are disturbances being monitored. As you continue your preparedness efforts, please don't hesitate to submit a technical assistance request if we can help you with training, resources, or educational tools. Click here to submit a request or scroll down to the "Technical Assistance" section for more information.
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Human Trafficking and Natural Disasters Training
The LA-HRH and Greater New Orleans Human Trafficking Task Force are hosting an introductory human trafficking training that will provide a human trafficking overview of both U.S. citizens and foreign nationals in Louisiana, and explore how human trafficking intersects with natural disasters. The training will also discuss barriers to identification and promising practices for serving trafficking survivors.  Click here to register.

Date: Tuesday, November 12
1 - 4 p.m.
Location: Norman Mayer Library
3001 Gentilly Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70122
Learning Objectives:
  • Define the legal characteristics of human trafficking and the sociological concept of human trafficking
  • Explore the scope and nature of human trafficking in Louisiana
  • Examine how human trafficking intersects with natural disasters using case studies
  • Explore research-based approaches to identification and response that focus on survivor empowerment
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 are 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.
Second Edition of The Hub Speaks Just Published
The National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) has released the second edition of The Hub Speaks . In t his issue of the newsletter, the Florida Hurricane Response Hub Technical Assistance Center highlights how public health practitioners can use data to identify vulnerability hotspots (and offers a live demo); Robin Pfohman, Community Resilience + Equity Program Manager with Public Health - Seattle and King County, discusses how public health professionals and emergency managers can prioritize the needs of communities experiencing vulnerability; and more information about the launch of Project ECHO is shared.

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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 .