Document Type

Poster

Publication Date

6-12-2014

Abstract

After Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans safety net, Charity Hospital, was closed. Numerous free or low-cost clinics opened around town. Yet homeless individuals still expressed a need for more free clinics, as they were unaware of the resources that already existed. In August 2007, the resources available were out-dated, inaccurate, and lacked information regarding cost of medical care. Upon verifying information, print guides were assembled and thousands of copies were dispersed to homeless individuals. A website, with both online and print guides, was created to address the difficult task of redistribution following guide updates. The master list is always available online, thus ensuring accurate, up-to-date information for health workers and community members. Additionally, the website has a $4 drug checker, links to other useful resources, and is accessible in Spanish and Portuguese.'

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