Disaster Preparedness Summit on June 19, 2019

Good afternoon,

In preparation for hurricane season, which begins June 1st, the Greater New Orleans Foundation is hosting a Disaster Preparedness Summit at the New Orleans Culinary and Hospitality Institute (NOCHI) at 725 Howard Ave. New Orleans, LA 70130) on Wednesday, June 19th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

In partnership with the Louisiana Association of Nonprofits (LANO), the first half of our summit will be a workshop for nonprofit organizations to create a Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP). We plan to provide you with portable, practical tools that will help your organization better prepare for disaster.

After lunch, there will be a presentation from the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP). GOHSEP will be here to introduce their new Community Preparedness Branch, offer an overview of their programs, and discuss what assistance exists for nonprofit organizations that engage in disaster response and recovery.

Click here to RSVP to the Disaster Preparedness Summit




Kristen Craig
Nonprofit Leadership & Effectiveness Associate
email: kristen@gnof.org
office: 504.598.4663  direct: 504.620.5272
Greater New Orleans Foundation
Center for Philanthropy
919 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130

Southwest Center for Pediatric Environmental Health, June 12, 2019

Our colleagues from the Southwest Center for Pediatric Environmental Health will be hosting a Healthy Homes workshop at the East Jefferson Parish Regional Library on June 12, 2019 from 9am-12pm.   The participants will learn about the connection between housing and health and how to take a holistic approach to identify and resolve problems that threaten the health and well-being of residents, especially children. This training was created for:

1) environmental health paraprofessionals
2) community health workers
3) school health workers
4) housing advocates
5) code enforcement inspectors
6) other public health front-line workers
7) the community who are involved in health promotion and disease prevention.

There is no cost to attend this training but registration is required.  Please go to https://elpaso.ttuhsc.edu/eCommerce/Conference/Home/NewestConference?ConferenceGuid=965eb961-ad0b-4abd-a6cc-abe947f3db59 to register.

Please share this information with others.


Emán Williams, MSPH, MA

Health Communications Specialist

Louisiana Department of Health


Phone: 504-568-8143

Environmental Public Health Tracking Program


St. Bernard Parish Wellness Expo, June 1, 2019

Join Us Saturday, June 1st for the BIG EVENT & Spread the Word!!! – Fun for the entire family!

SBSO Water & Boating Safety

Fire Smoke House

Car Seat Checks

Petting Zoo

Pony Pics

OHS Flight Crew on Site for Kids’s to tour the Helicopter

Acadian Ambulance Tours


Kid’s Obstacle Course

Lighthouse LA

Blood Pressure

Body Mass Index

Cancer Skin Checks

Free Water & Iced Coffee

Local healthcare Workforce Development by Nunez Community College     

LIVE Yoga, ZUMBA, & Cooking Demonstrations



Snowballs & Food Trucks onsite to purchase good eats!

Health Expo

Free Mental Health First Aid Class, May 17th

Register your health ministry volunteers, Friday May 17, 2019 at AmeriHealth Caritas Wellness Center, 3155 Gentilly Blvd, New Orleans, La.  From 8:30a – 4:30pm

Registration Link:


Course ID: 00122479
Mental Health
First Aid Course

“Similar to ‘First Aid’ and CPR, ‘Mental Health First Aid’ teaches individuals how to help those experiencing mental health challenges or crises”

Did You know?


Let’s Talk Mental Health! Join Us for a Mental Health First Aid Course!

This FREE course is designed to help the public better understand mental health & help others who are going through a mental health crisis. Participants will be trained in Mental Health First Aid techniques.

  • Identify unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems.
  • Build understanding of the importance of early intervention.
  • Learn how to help someone in crisis.

Target Audience

Community Health Workers, Community Partners, Non-Clinical Community Health Center Staff are all invited to attend.

For more information please, contact AJ Farria at afarria@amerihealthcaritasla.com or (504)330-0363. ****Full participation is required to receive certificate****


MHFA Flyer New Orleans May 2019

Children’s Environmental Health Symposium, June 10th & 11th in New Orleans

The Louisiana Department of Health is collaborating with the Southwest Center for Pediatric Environmental Health, the US Environmental Protection Agency, the Poison Center and other partners to host their first Children’s Environmental Health Symposium.   This event will be held from June 10-June 11 in New Orleans at the International House Hotellocated at 221 Camp Street.  The clinicians, public health practitioners, academics and community health workers in attendance will learn about adverse childhood experiences, maternal health and environmental exposure, social determinants of health and a variety of other public health and environmental health issues.

Here is some additional information about this event.

  • We are providing continuing education credits to physicians, nurses, licensed clinical social workers and the certified health educators in attendance.  
  • There is no cost to attend this two day event but registration is required.  
  • Visit https://elpaso.ttuhsc.edu/eCommerce/Conference to register for this event.
  • We will post the agenda and the conference brochure on the registration website shortly.

Please share this information with others who may be interested in attending this event.

Emán Williams, MSPH, MA
Health Communications Specialist
Louisiana Department of Health

Phone: 504-568-8143
Environmental Public Health Tracking Program


CEH Symposium Flyer 4 22 18

Red Cross: Sound the Alarm – home fire safety and smoke alarm installation event

Good morning, 

This spring, the Red Cross will be hosting Sound the Alarm, a home fire safety and smoke alarm installation event. During this nationwide home fire safety and smoke alarm installation event, volunteers across the country will install 100,000 free smoke alarms in high risk neighborhoods in over 100 cities.

Latino households in New Orleans are particularly at risk for home fires. The New Orleans neighborhoods with high concentrations of Latino households are at the highest risk for home fire. This means that these households lack basic fire safety measures, and that the installation of a smoke alarm could save lives and property. 

In order to effectively meet the needs of the New Orleans community, the Red Cross needs volunteers, especially Spanish-speaking volunteers. Attached to this email are two pamphlets with important information about the event. I know the Forum has developed a strong network of Latino organizations in New Orleans, and so if it is possible for you to distribute information about this event through your organizational channels, we would greatly appreciate the help in raising awareness for the event, and recruiting volunteers. 

People can register now at SoundTheAlarm.org to volunteer for smoke alarm installation events from April 27 to May 12, and help raise lifesaving donations. Any support is greatly appreciated- it will help us save lives.  If there is any way we can help support the Forum, please let us know.

Thank you, and feel free to reach out with questions. 

Best regards, 

Kathryn Hahn-Madole


SELA STA General (002)Sound the Alarm 2019