The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health published on June 8, 2018 the co-authored study, Case Study of Resilient Baton Rouge: Applying Depression Collaborative Care and Community Planning to Disaster Recovery in Volume 15, Issue 6. Co-authors from the LSU Health Sciences School of Public Health include, Alexa Ramirez, MPH student, Dr. Edward Trapido, Associate Dean for Research and Faculty in Epidemiology, Dr. Stephen Phillippi, Associate Professor and Director of Behavioral & Community Health Sciences and Dr. Benjamin Springgate, Associate Professor & Faculty in Health Policy and Systems Management and in the School of Medicine. This collaborative study focused on addressing behavioral health impacts of major disasters is a priority of increasing national attention. With limited examples of implementation strategies to guide new disaster responses this case study provides an example of an effort being applied in response to the 2016 Great Flood in Baton Rouge.
Click here to read the full article published on June 8, 2018 – http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15061208
Attached Picture Title: The US Coast Guard rescuing Baton Rouge residents following the floods
(Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture – https://www.flickr.com/photos/usdagov/28429216433/)