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On Demand July 13, 2006

From Silos to Systems: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Public Health Assurance in the Post-Katrina Era

Broadcast Date: July 13, 2006 | (1 hour, 30 minutes)


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Program Overview

At the start of a new hurricane season, Gulf Coast residents have moved beyond the "lessons learned" stage and are forging ahead with rebuilding. Central to those efforts is assuring health. While it has become clear that a sustainable health system requires engagement from other non-traditional health-related disciplines, the evidence base supporting such transdisciplinary approaches is sparse. This presentation is aimed at examining post-disaster health systems in three different geo-political settings to identify factors influencing sustainability. The interconnectedness of the three core public health functions at the system level will also be explored.


Maureen Lichtveld, MD, MPH
Professor and Chair
Freeport MacMoRan Chair of Environmental Policy
Tulane University
School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Department of Environmental Health Services
New Orleans, Louisiana

Target Audience

Environmental health and public health professionals, healthcare providers, community planners, governmental and non-governmental workers, policy makers, emergency managers and engineering, social science and public health students.

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None for this program.

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