Community Healthcare Delivery Post-Hurricane Sandy: Lessons from a Mobile Health Unit

@article{Lien2013CommunityHD,
  title={Community Healthcare Delivery Post-Hurricane Sandy: Lessons from a Mobile Health Unit},
  author={Cynthia Lien and John Raimo and Jessica Abramowitz and Sameer Khanijo and Athena Kritharis and Christopher Mason and Charles H. Jarmon and Ira S. Nash and Maria T Carney},
  journal={Journal of Community Health},
  year={2013},
  volume={39},
  pages={599-605}
}
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy the North Shore LIJ Health System (NS-LIJ HS) organized and launched its first mobile health unit (MHU) operation to some of New York’s hardest hit communities including Queens County and Long Island, NY. This document describes the initiation, operational strategies, outcomes and challenges of the NS-LIJ HS community relief effort using a MHU. The operation was divided into four phases: (1) community needs assessment, (2) MHU preparation, (3) staff… CONTINUE READING
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