Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 18, issue 2, P299-314 2007 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2007.0037 View full text
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Dahlia V. Kirkpatrick, Marguerite. Bryan

Abstract: Five agencies providing home health care to indigent populations in New Orleans, Louisiana were evaluated in terms of emergency planning and implementation. This was to help improve response to community disasters for indigent populations. Preparation for Hurricane Katrina was examined looking at interaction with local and state departments of health. It was found that the state dept of health provided leadership in making the emergency plans, but not in implementation. Local departments of health appeared to …

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