August 2015

Katrina & Rita +10

Hurricane Katrina storm damage

On Friday morning, July 24 seven (one by phone) planners met at UNO for a kickoff meeting to discuss an appropriate format and content for commemorating the decade that has passed since the Katrina and Rita hurricane season of 2005. What have been the successes? Where have we failed and why?

Plan4Health - Louisiana

Plan4Health logo; man shopping for fresh vegetables

The APA has a new initiative linking planning and land use to health.  The APA in partnership with the American Public Health Association (APHA) has received $3 million in funding from the Centers for Disease Control for the initiative, referred to as the Plan4Health.  The APA advertised a national Request for Proposals in the second and final round of grant funding for the Plan4Health initiative. The purpose of the funding is to improve the capacity of planning and public health professionals to advance community-based strategies providing access to physical activity and nutrition.