The Louisiana Public Health Institute and Tulane School of Social Work is engaging with service providers, community members, and disaster management officials to assess how sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services in Louisiana are integrated with Louisiana’s emergency management system.  We know disasters significantly impact public health and health infrastructure resulting in loss of services, hard-earned health gains and social cohesion. These impacts disproportionately impact marginalized communities. To strengthen SRH services’ disaster preparedness, response, and resiliency, we first need to understand current practices, barriers, and opportunities for improvement.  

How to get involved? 
Emergency preparedness organizations, disaster management organizations and SRH providers play a critical role in ensuring the health of communities.  You can help to inform this work by participating in a 45-minute interview. Participants  will  receive  a $25 gift card. Please consider participating in an interview if you are a service provider in the following geographical areas:

  • New Orleans
  • Livingston
  • Baton Rouge
  • Terrebonne
  • Lafourche
  • St. James
  • St. John
  • Calcasieu

Contact information 
For more information contact Kristie Bardell, Managing Director at Louisiana Public Health Institute, at or Dr. Samantha Francois, Assistant Professor at Tulane University School of Social Work, at  

The Saint Bernard Project (SBP) is a nonprofit whose mission is to shrink time between disaster and recovery. The best way to ensure people have a prompt and predictable recovery after disaster is to reduce the need for recovery in the first place.