Volume 12 | June 4, 2020
Aligning Action for Health
Hurricane Season started this week and with it comes Tropical Storm Cristobal. This is the third named storm of 2020 and the earliest C-name storm in history.

According to the National Hurricane Center, there is a risk of storm surge, heavy rainfall and wind impacts beginning this weekend for the Gulf Coast region.The National Weather Service in New Orleans has already issued a flood watch for the following areas: New Orleans metro, the Northshore, the Southshore, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Be Ready for Heavy Rains This Weekend: Clear debris from gutters, downspouts & in front of catch basins. 

Make a Hurricane Plan & Gather Supplies:  Have plans in place and gather emergency supplies. Re-stock your Emergency Kit and have your Go-Bag ready. Due to COVID19, be sure to include face coverings, hand sanitizer, and disinfectants in your hurricane kits.

Stay Connected: Helpful sites to monitor the weather system are listed below. Be sure to also follow your local government social media accounts for additional information.

Sign Up for Special Needs Registry (specific to New Orleans): Residents who might need extra help during an emergency due to medical or mobility needs should sign up for the City’s Special Needs Registry. To register, call
3-1-1 or go to specialneeds.nola.gov .

We will continue to provide updated information about the storm's path and response measures via our social media channels.
Statement from LPHI CEO: Racism is a Public Health Issue
Our CEO, Shelina Davis, issued a statement this week on racism as a public health issue in response to the murder of George Floyd.

We ask that individuals and organizations join us in identifying and adopting anti-racist policies so that we uphold the human right to be healthy and well and afford an equal opportunity for Black people to thrive, live, and breathe.

You can read the full statement on the LPHI website here .
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 the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health on this project. The contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.

The LPHI, founded in 1997, is a statewide 501(c)(3) nonprofit and public health institute that translates evidence into strategy to optimize health ecosystems. Our work focuses on uncovering complementary connections across sectors to combine the social, economic, and human capital needed to align action for health. We champion health for people, within systems, and throughout communities because we envision a world where everyone has the opportunity to be healthy. For more information, visit www.lphi.org .