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New Orleans Rises Anew: Community Health After KatrinaNew Orleans Rises Anew: Community Health After Katrina

Karen B. DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc
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This article was published online first at www.annals.org on 27 October 2015.

From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.

Note: Dr. DeSalvo is the Acting Assistant Secretary for Health and the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Prior to this appointment, she served as Health Commissioner for the City of New Orleans; Senior Health Policy Advisor to New Orleans Mayor Mitchell Landrieu; and Professor of Medicine and Vice Dean for Community Affairs and Health Policy at Tulane University School of Medicine.

Disclosures: The author has disclosed no conflicts of interest. The form can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M15-2284.

Requests for Single Reprints: Karen B. DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20201.

Author Contributions: Conception and design: K.B. DeSalvo.

Drafting of the article: K.B. DeSalvo.

Critical revision of the article for important intellectual content: K.B. DeSalvo.

Final approval of the article: K.B. DeSalvo.

Administrative, technical, or logistic support: K.B. DeSalvo.

Ann Intern Med. 2016;164(1):57-58. doi:10.7326/M15-2284
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A decade after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, the author reflects on lessons learned—the largest one being that although health care is necessary, it is not sufficient to create a healthy community.

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