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Ten Years Later: Public Health and Hurricane Katrina

A conversation between Walter Isaacson and Karen DeSalvo

Walter Isaacson
Aug 25, 2015 · 2 min read
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Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson — a New Orleans native who was the vice chair of the Louisiana Recovery Board — discusses health in the city ten years after Hurricane Katrina with Acting Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Karen DeSalvo. DeSalvo was New Orleans health commissioner during the storm.

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Isaacson and DeSalvo onstage at the Aspen Ideas Festival

What was the state of health care in New Orleans before Katrina, and how did the storm affect it?

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Walter Isaacson

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CEO of the Aspen Institute. Author of The Innovators & bios of Steve Jobs, Einstein, Ben Franklin, and Henry Kissinger. Former editor of Time, CEO of CNN

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Thought-provoking conversations from the Aspen Ideas Festival. Presented by the Aspen Institute and the Aspen Journal of Ideas. Visit us at aspen.us/journal

Walter Isaacson

Written by

CEO of the Aspen Institute. Author of The Innovators & bios of Steve Jobs, Einstein, Ben Franklin, and Henry Kissinger. Former editor of Time, CEO of CNN

Aspen Ideas

Thought-provoking conversations from the Aspen Ideas Festival. Presented by the Aspen Institute and the Aspen Journal of Ideas. Visit us at aspen.us/journal

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