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Relationship between Overall Social Vulnerability & COVID-19 Incidence in Louisiana

Article featured in LSUHSC NEWSROOM on February 23, 2021 – Click here to read the article Published: January 20, 2021, in Frontiers in Public Health On March 9, 2020, the first presumptive COVID-19 case was reported in Louisiana. Throughout the Summer of 2020, Louisiana has remained an epicenter for COVID-19 in the United States with […]

Coronavirus variants may complicate Louisiana’s path out of pandemic

BY EMILY WOODRUFF | Staff writer  Published Jan 21, 2021 at 4:17 pm | Updated Jan 21, 2021, 9:22 pm The Louisiana Department of Health is doubling down on efforts to increase surveillance for new and more contagious variants of the coronavirus, including keeping watch for some found in other countries that could threaten the […]

LSU Health Conducts 1st Study on Neighborhood Deprivation & COVID in LA

Published: December 3, 2020, Journal PLOS ONE, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0243028 New Orleans, LA –  A study by researchers at LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health, believed to be the first study to investigate the role of neighborhood deprivation on COVID-19 in Louisiana, found that the more a neighborhood is deprived, the higher the risk for […]

Health Care Finance & Novel COVID-1

Hosted by Dean Smith & Journal of Health Care Finance The LSUHSC School of Public Health presented a webinar addressing the intersection of Health Care Finance and the COVID-19 epidemic. The webinar was co-hosted by LSU School of Public Health and Journal of Health Care Finance. It will featured a panel of experts in the […]

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WebEx Congressional Briefing on COVID-19 with Lieutenant General Russel L. Honoré (Ret.)

On Friday, May 8, 2020, at 1 p.m. ET, the Committee will hold a virtual briefing for Members and a single staffer from each office with Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, who led Joint Taskforce Katrina under President George W. Bush. The briefing will address the Trump Administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and lessons from […]

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To Strengthen The Public Health Response To COVID-19, We Need Community Health Workers

The public health system is a critical firewall to reduce community spread of COVID-19 and to relieve the unsustainable pressure the US health care system is experiencing as a result of the pandemic. Community health workers (CHWs)—frontline public health staff who conduct outreach and build trust with vulnerable populations in federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), […]

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The Water Professional’s Guide to COVID-19

A new coronavirus was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness, referred to as COVID-19. It was first detected in Wuhan, China, on Dec. 12, 2019.  Because this disease has spread worldwide, it is important that water sector professionals keep informed on the attributions of the virus and any measures needed to […]

COVID-19 Update – Admissions Update (March 27, 2020)

Please be advised that as of March 26, 2020, LSUHSC School of Public Health will be waiving the GRE for all applicants to our MPH, MS and PhD programs for summer and fall 2020. This is a temporary measure to alleviate the burden for our applicants during this public health emergency. We will revisit this […]

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What can we do for ourselves and our community?

3/23/2020 by Dr. Donna Williams Associate Dean for Practice and Community Engagement at LSU Health School of Public Health. My octogenarian parents are experiencing cabin fever.  Even into their 80’s they have remained active. Since their ages bring increased risk, they are being super cautious.  However there is a calm about them.  They were children […]

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Updated Guidance Regarding LSUHSC-NO and COVID-19

March 16, 2020 (6pm) As the cases of presumptive COVID-19 continue to increase across the region, LSU Health New Orleans is taking additional steps to reduce transmission of this viral pandemic.  Effective immediately, we are transitioning to a modified work and learning environment to protect the health of our community while continuing to fulfill our […]