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Reflections on American Public Health Association Expo

Lailah Fofana

November 17th 2017

Last week, the American Public Health Association (APHA) held their annual meeting and exposition in Atlanta, Georgia. This year, Healthcare Rea... (more)

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Maria’s Cloudy Death Toll in Puerto Rico

Nicolette Louissaint, Ph.D.

November 10, 2017

Nearly two weeks after Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, local authorities estimated the associated death toll at only 16 fatalities... (more)


Healthcare Ready Appoints New Board Chair

WASHINGTON, DC, October 11, 2017 - Healthcare Ready today announced the appointment of Bruce Altevogt, PhD, as board chair. Altevogt brings decades of expertise and involvement in health policy and healthcare preparedness and response.

“Dr. Altevogt's extensive experience and work in both preparedness and broader health policy offers an invaluable perspective to our organization... (more)

Healthcare Ready Issues Urgent Guidance for Residents in the Path of Irma: Prepare Now for Health Needs

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 8, 2017) —– As residents of Florida and the Southeast face one of the most powerful hurricanes ever recorded in the Atlantic, Healthcare Ready, a non-profit organization meeting urgent health needs of people struck by disaster, are strongly encouraging urges those in the storm’s path to prepare for t... (more)


USA Today

Hurricane Maria halts crucial drug manufacturing in Puerto Rico, may spur shortages

September 22, 2017

The devastation wreaked by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico brought the island's major pharmaceuticals sector to a screeching halt, as drug companies... (more)

Stat News

Mobile dialysis could save lives in a disaster. But is there a cost to safety?

September 21, 2017

The calls started coming in the days after Hurricane Sandy. Flooded dialysis centers had shuttered across New York and New Jersey. Some patients an... (more)

Huffington Post

How Houston Can Become Stronger After Hurricane Harvey

September 19, 2017

Now that hurricanes Harvey and Irma have subsided, cities in Texas and Florida are grappling with public health emergencies in the form of a toxic ... (more)


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