a web-based course for the public health workforce
Preview the Interactive Presentations in this Course
Each of the five units in this online course contain educational interactives that teach a key concept of social justice as it relates to public health inequity. One of the interactives is featured below. To see others, go to the menu and click on "Preview Interactives."
This interactive can be found in Unit 4: Root Causes
Hurricane Katrina: The Unnatural Disaster?
The devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina was not an accident. Nor was it simply an issue of mismanagement. Instead, Katrina is a story of racism and severe poverty in a highly segregated city. More than a third of those affected lived below the poverty line. If asked who would suffer the most, the answer was predictable. Click through the interactive above to see the changing population of New Orleans and how racism contributed to the hurricane disaster.
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