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Which Way To Turn? Options for Rebuilding the Gulf Region's Health Infrastructure


Friday, May 11, 2007

More than two years after hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf region and destroyed large swaths of New Orleans, local and federal officials are trying to determine the appropriate approach to rebuilding the health care system. Prior to Katrina, Louisiana’s health care infrastructure was a two-tiered system. The middle class relied largely on the private health care system while the poor relied on a state-sponsored hospital network known as the “Charity” system.

Should the existing “Charity” system be rebuilt, or should the system be scrapped in favor of a more primary care based model? Should there be some hybrid of the two? How much should be spent, and who should pay the bill? What role should the federal government play, both in financing and in shaping the decisions?

Speakers

Frederick Cerise, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Speaker
Howard Osofsky, LSU Health Sciences Center, Speaker
Diane Rowland, Kaiser Family Foundation, Speaker
John Lumpkin, RWJF Health Care Group, Moderator
Ed Howard, Alliance for Health Reform, Moderator

Transcript, Event Summary and/or Webcast and Podcast

Transcript: Which Way To Turn? Options for Rebuilding the Gulf Region's Health Infrastructure (Adobe Acrobat PDF), 5/11/2007
Full Webcast/Podcast: Which Way to Turn? Options for Rebuilding the Gulf Region's Health Infrastructure

The transcript, full webcast and podcast for this briefing are provided by Kaiser Family Foundation.

Speaker Presentations

Cerise's Presentation -- Options for Rebuilding the Gulf Region's Health Infrastrutcure (Adobe Acrobat PDF), 5/11/2007
Osofsky's Presentation -- Options for Rebuilding the Gulf Region's Health Infrastrutcure (Adobe Acrobat PDF), 5/11/2007
Rowland's Presentation -- Options for Rebuilding the Gulf Region's Health Infrastrutcure (Adobe Acrobat PDF), 5/11/2007

(If you want to download one or more slides from these presentations, contact us at info@allhealth or click here for instructions.)

Source Materials

The Public Health Implications of Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma (Adobe Acrobat PDF), Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 5/1/2007
Post Katrina Health Care: continuing Concerns and Immediate Needs in the New Orleans Region (Adobe Acrobat PDF), House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations on “Post Katrina Health Care:…”, 3/13/2007
Health Care in New Orleans: Before and After Katrina- Testimony (Adobe Acrobat PDF), House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations on “Post Katrina Health Care:…”, 3/13/2007
Testimony-Frederick P. Cerise (Adobe Acrobat PDF), House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations on “Post Katrina Health Care:…”, 3/13/2007
A Healthy construction Model (Word Document), National Review Online, 10/4/2005
Initial Health Policy Responses to Hurricane Katrina and Possible Next Steps (Adobe Acrobat PDF), The Urban Institute, 2/1/2006
Doctors sue state of Louisiana (Word Document), LA Times, 5/1/2007
A Roadmap for Change: Bringing the Hope of Recovery to Louisianans with Mental Health Condition (Adobe Acrobat PDF), Prepared for LA Department of Health and Hospitals, 6/1/2006
Concept Paper for a Redesigned Health Care System (Adobe Acrobat PDF), Louisiana Health Care Redesign Collaborative, 10/20/2006
Louisiana Health Care Redesign Collaborative: Issue Brief (Adobe Acrobat PDF), Louisiana Health Care Redesign Collaborative, 7/1/2006
President’s “Affordable Choices” Initiative Provides Little Support for state efforts to expand (Adobe Acrobat PDF), Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, 4/3/2007
Letter (on rebuilding New Orleans after Katrina)- Michael Leavitt (Adobe Acrobat PDF), Department of Health and Human Services, 3/21/2007
Executive Summary- Coalition of Leaders for Louisiana Healthcare (COLLAH) (Word Document), Coalition of Leaders for Louisiana Healthcare (COLLAH), 1/1/2005
Post-Katrina Report: Mental Health System Deficient in La. (Adobe Acrobat PDF), USA Today, 4/24/2007
Letter- Sonia Madison (CMS) (Adobe Acrobat PDF), Health and Human Services, 1/11/2007
Letter- Dennis Smith (CMS) (Adobe Acrobat PDF), CMS, 4/24/2007
Giving Voice to the People of New Orleans: The Kaiser Post-Katrina Baseline Survey (Adobe Acrobat PDF), Kaiser Family Foundation, 5/3/2007
Sourcelist -- Options for Rebuilding the Gulf Region's Health Infrastrutcure (Adobe Acrobat PDF), , 5/11/2007
Speaker Bio's -- Options for Rebuilding the Gulf Region's Health Infrastrutcure (Adobe Acrobat PDF), , 5/11/2007

Offsite Materials (briefing documents saved on other websites)

Report Gives New Estimate of Uninsured in Louisiana- Press Release, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, 4/25/2007
LSU seeks $200 million more in financing for health care, The Times- Picayune, 5/2/2007
Long Term Care- New Orleans-are hospitals are rebuilding, expanding, and shaping the city’s fut, The Times-Picayune, 4/29/2007
Future of Hurricane Recovery Aid Uncertain, Associate Press, 5/3/2007

Photos

Frederick Cerise, secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals-- speaker at the May 11th briefing cosponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Howard Osofsky, professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry at LSU Health Sciences Center and John and Kathleen Bricker Chair of Psychiatry -- speaker at the May 11th briefing cosponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

John Lumpkin, senior vice president and the director of the Health Care Group at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation -- speaker at the May 11th briefing cosponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Diane Rowland, executive vice president of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and the executive director of the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured -- speaker at the May 11th briefing cosponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

 


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