After Katrina - Combating Mental Illness

    • April 15, 2011

Field of Work: Mental illness after Hurricane Katrina

Problem Synopsis: Some 18 months after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, the incidence of mental illness had more than doubled, according to Benjamin Springgate, MD, MPH, then an RWJF Clinical Scholar. Yet the hurricane had destroyed much of the region's capacity to combat mental illness.

Synopsis of the Work: From 2007 to 2010, the Rapid Evaluation and Action for Community Health in New Orleans, Louisiana (