Ten Years Later: Public Health and Hurricane Katrina

A conversation between Walter Isaacson and Karen DeSalvo

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.

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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