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After Harvey, Irma, and Maria, an Opportunity for Better Health—Rebuilding Our Communities as We Want Them

Published on Jan 1, 2018in American Journal of Public Health 5.38
· DOI :10.2105/AJPH.2017.304194
Victor J. Dzau115
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Nicole Lurie52
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Reed V. Tuckson3
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Abstract
An editorial is presented which addresses the authors' views about public health and community rebuilding issues in the wake of natural disasters such as Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, and it mentions several other articles which appear in the same issue of the journal and deal with topics such as hurricane damage and the financial aspects of hurricanes in America. Hurricane Katrina's impact on New Orleans, Louisiana is assessed.
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Published on May 1, 2019in Social Science Quarterly 1.20
Christopher Plein1
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(WVU: West Virginia University)
Mallory Kennedy1
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(UW: University of Washington),
Shannon Gonick1
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(UW: University of Washington)
+ 2 AuthorsNicole A. Errett1
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(UW: University of Washington)
Disaster recovery provides an opportunity to build healthier and more resilient communities. However, opportunities and challenges encountered by local health departments (LHDs) when integrating health considerations into recovery have yet to be explored. Following Hurricane Harvey, 17 local health and emergency management officials from 10 agencies in impacted Texas, USA jurisdictions were interviewed to describe the types and level of LHD engagement in disaster recovery planning and implementa...