Lessons Learned: Successes Achieved

Be Prepared for Disaster:
Advice from Katrina Survivors

by Evangeline Franklin M.D. M.P.H. & Robert G . Gillio M.D.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/5/2006

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 164
ISBN : 9780595860975
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 164
ISBN : 9780595417568

About the Book

"Lessons Learned: Successes Achieved" will help motivate you to acquire the knowledge, skills, resources and desire to contribute to a more positive outcome when a disaster strikes. By sharing their experiences and celebrating their successes, the contributors demonstrate why every one of us should be prepared to respond to events beyond our control. and how to help our families and communities recover from them."

Tom Ridge

First Secretary of Homeland Security

Former Governor of Pennsylvania

When the world as they knew it came to an end for hundreds of thousands of Americans, two doctors in different parts of the country became involved in the response and recovery efforts. Through their eyes and experiences, and those whom they met along the way, the reader learns that heroes live among us and that many successes were achieved by courageous and caring people that knew how to use their knowledge and skills to take action and make a difference.

About the Author

Dr. Gillio, a Mayo Clinic-trained pulmonologist, was a founding member of one of the nation?s first Medical Reserve Corps, and he built online medical records for use by volunteer doctors who treated the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Dr. Evangeline Franklin, a Henry J. Kaiser Family Scholar, is the director of clinical services and employee health of the City of New Orleans Health Department (NOHD). During Hurricane Katrina, she was co-medical director of the special-needs shelter in the Superdome with NOHD Deputy Director Sandra Robinson MD, MPH.