SUPPORTING LOUISIANA’S ALL DISASTERS RESPONSE

Louisiana’s Department of Health and Hospitals, Center for Community Preparedness coordinates the State’s response to public health threats of all types, including natural disasters (like hurricanes, floods, and pandemics) and man-made emergencies (industrial spills and explosions, other large-scale accidents, and terrorist attacks).

LERN’s Communications Center (LCC) supports the Center for Community Preparedness by serving as the “first call” helpdesk and 24/7/365 information coordinator for unfolding events. In this role, LERN provides timely information that helps our hospitals, other health care providers, and relevant stakeholder agencies prepare for and manage response to the emergency events they face.