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Chronicles From Out-of-State Professionals: Providing Primary Care to Underserved Children After a Disaster: A National Organization Response

Alan Shapiro; Lynn Seim; Randal C. Christensen; Abhay Dandekar; Michael K. Duffy; David M. Krol; Irwin E. Redlener; Arturo Brito

Title:
Chronicles From Out-of-State Professionals: Providing Primary Care to Underserved Children After a Disaster: A National Organization Response
Author(s):
Shapiro, Alan
Seim, Lynn
Christensen, Randal C.
Dandekar, Abhay
Duffy, Michael K.
Krol, David M.
Redlener, Irwin E.
Brito, Arturo
Date:
Type:
Articles
Department(s):
National Center for Disaster Preparedness
Volume:
117
Persistent URL:
Book/Journal Title:
Pediatrics
Abstract:
Although the truly emergent relief phase after the catastrophic storm passed relatively quickly, the ravaged communities of coastal Mississippi and Louisiana will have ongoing medical needs long into the future. Two harsh realities face this region: the hurricane and flooding destroyed much of the local health care capacity, and the medical infrastructure was fragile well before the storm, especially for the medically underserved population. To this end, the CHF initiated permanent mobile medical projects in a few affected areas of both states; more of these projects are and will be needed. In all such programs, as is the case throughout the national network of the CHF, the new projects are developed in partnership with local institutions. The Coastal Family Health System in Biloxi-Gulfport, Tulane School of Medicine in New Orleans, and the Louisiana State University School of Medicine are the principle affiliating institutions.
Subject(s):
Public health
Publisher DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2006-0099N
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Suggested Citation:
Alan Shapiro, Lynn Seim, Randal C. Christensen, Abhay Dandekar, Michael K. Duffy, David M. Krol, Irwin E. Redlener, Arturo Brito, , Chronicles From Out-of-State Professionals: Providing Primary Care to Underserved Children After a Disaster: A National Organization Response, Columbia University Academic Commons, .

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