A Tree in the Storm

Philanthropy and the Health of the Public

In the President's Message of the RWJF 2005 annual report, Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, M.D., M.B.A., reflects on her visit to a makeshift shelter in Gulfport, Miss., in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Lavizzo-Mourey discusses the state of our public health system in the wake of catastrophes like Hurricane Katrina, and the ways philanthropy can strengthen that system.

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