Hurricane Harvey. “There’s no need to test it (flood water),”…“It’s contaminated. There’s millions of contaminants.”…

Officials in Houston are just beginning to grapple with the health and environmental risks that lurk in the waters dumped by Hurricane Harvey, a stew of toxic chemicals, sewage, debris and waste that still floods much of the city. Flooded sewers are stoking fears of cholera, typhoid and other infectious diseases. Runoff from the city’s

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After Hurricane Harvey – Robust Public Health Response

“In the immediate emergency there’s concern around drowning, and especially for folks who are in motor vehicles where there is severe flooding, blunt trauma, fire-related injuries,” said Marisa Raphael, deputy commissioner of the Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response at the New York City Health Department. Vulnerable populations, like the homeless, the elderly and the

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“Houston’s world-renowned health care infrastructure found itself battered by Hurricane Harvey, struggling to treat storm victims while becoming a victim itself.”

“Water poured into hospitals. Ambulances were caught up in roiling floodwaters. Medical transport helicopters were grounded by high winds. Houston’s world-renowned health care infrastructure found itself battered by Hurricane Harvey, struggling to treat storm victims while becoming a victim itself…. The response to Harvey, now a tropical storm but still wreaking havoc over the state,

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Stress Tests for super-size NFP hospital systems already too big to fail!

When I was growing up in Queens in the late mid-1950s the two “go-to” hospitals were Long Island Jewish and Booth Memorial. In the early 1970’s the hospital system in the NYC metropolitan area was anchored and dominated by internationally renowned academic medical centers (then defined as a medical school and its primary teaching hospital

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Jonathan M. Metsch, Dr.P.H. welcomes AUPHA members to my CAREER CAPSTONE PROJECT!

You can reach me at jonathanmetsch@gmail.com The Evolution of Doctor, Did You Wash Your Hands?™ http://doctordidyouwashyourhands.com/ In early September, 1972, just two weeks after finishing graduate school at the UNC School of Public Health, I was teaching my first class, at 6PM, as a junior Assistant Professor in the Baruch/ Mount Sinai Graduate Program in

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