Welcome to the Louisiana Hurricane Response Hub (LA-HRH).

The LA-HRH aims to identify disaster-related morbidity and mortality surveillance, environmental, and occupational health
recovery needs and address those needs by providing technical assistance, resources, and workforce training.

LPHI serves as one of five regional technical assistance centers for the Hurricane Response Hub (HRH) initiative led by the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI). Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this national program is designed to enhance disaster-related surveillance and environmental and occupational health recovery efforts. Using national resources, LPHI coordinates local, state and regional partners to strengthen public health workforce capacity building activities in disaster-related surveillance, and more effectively address environmental and occupational health needs in the event of a disaster .

How can you or your organization engage with the LA-HRH?

1. Technical Assistance (TA)

Submit a Technical Assistance Request

The HRH provides customized technical assistance to individuals, organizations, and agencies to enhance disaster-related morbidity and mortality surveillance, environmental health, and occupational health recovery initiatives. To request technical assistance, such as training, resources, or educational tools, from one of the Hurricane Response Hub Technical Assistance Centers (HRHTAC), please click on the button below. A representative from an HRHTAC will contact you within 2 business days.

Submit a technical assistance request here.

Examples of TA Services

  • Email discussions: HRHTACs will fulfill straightforward technical assistance requests via email. For example, a TA request for a fact sheet on best practices for mold remediation will be answered by email with the requested resources supplied as an attachment.
  • Phone consultations: HRHTACs may fulfill more complex requests over the phone. This may include phone conferences with multiple individuals or organizations.
  • Facilitating connections to people, organizations, or resources: As the goto for hurricane related resources and training for their jurisdiction, HRHTACs may fulfill TA requests by facilitating introductions to individuals, organizations, or other existing resources.
  • Training and educational opportunities: Each HRHTAC will provide access to relevant training and educational opportunities for their jurisdiction on their website.

Examples of TA Topics

  • Disaster-related morbidity and mortality surveillance tools and training.
  • Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) toolkit.
  • Disaster epidemiology methods.
  • Environmental health: air safety, water safety, vector control, mold, chemical hazards, carbon monoxide, etc.
  • Occupational health: responder safety, trauma and wellness support, protective equipment, electrical safety, clean-up procedures, etc.
  • Communicating about environmental and occupational health hazards.

2. Training Resources

On-line, free courses are available through Tulane’s Learning Management System (LMS). Training topic areas center on competency-based, practice-focused courses addressing core functions and essential services. Tulane’s LMS offers a wide range of courses including communication, environmental health, epidemiology, and public health preparedness and response.

Be sure to create an account on the home page to get started, learn more about LMS and free trainings, and review course bundles.

Louisiana Hurricane Response Hub Partners

Tulane Center for Applied Environmental Public Health

Louisiana Department of Health

Louisiana Office of Public Health

Louisiana Office of Behavioral Health

National Network of Public Health Institutes

Hurricane Response Hub Technical Assistance Centers

Florida – Florida Institute for Health Innovation

Georgia – The Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University

Louisiana – Louisiana Public Health Institute

Puerto Rico – Puerto Rico Public Health Trust

Texas – Texas Health Institute

For more information contact:

Clayton Williams, MPH, FACHE

Director of Clinical Transformation, LPHI

Michelle Lackovic

Evaluation and Research, LPHI

Funding for this project has been provided to the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC – NU1ROT000004-01-00). NNPHI is collaborating with Louisiana Public Health Institute and the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health on this project.