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Preparing for a deadly hurricane

As Hurricane Florence was bearing down on the eastern coast of the U.S. in mid-September, Richard Serino of Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health spoke about the importance of having a “culture of preparedness.” In a September…

Preparing for hurricanes in Puerto Rico

In May 2018, a team from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health estimated that the death toll in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of last September’s powerful Hurricane Maria was between 800 and 8,500, with many of…

Disaster planning means saving lives

August 3, 2018 – There are a lot of scary threats in the world—extreme weather, terrorist attacks, deadly infectious diseases, mass shootings—but if health care organizations plan ahead for such disasters, lives can be saved. That was the…

Changing Places

Kashmere Gardens has seen better days. In this neighborhood of northeast Houston, modest ranch homes are framed by murky drainage ditches and rusting chain-link fences. About 15 percent of its residents are unemployed, and most of those who…