For every tragedy, communities come together to aid those in need. Many research institutions and health organizations are in full response mode as they offer resources to those affected by the storm.
The American Diabetes Association, JDRF and Insulin for Life have shipped more than 3,750 pounds of donated diabetes supplies to people with diabetes affected by the hurricane.
Georges Benjamin, M.D., executive director, American Public Health Association and Research!America board member has encouraged health centers to use the National Academies of Science and Medicine report, Strengthening the Disaster Resilience of the Academic Biomedical Research Community, as a road map for recovery and future planning.
Academic institutions, such as Baylor University, the University of Texas Health Science Center, Louisiana State University, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham are reaching out to affected students and providing links to resources on their websites.
The National Medical Association is coordinating donations, in-kind services, and relocation job opportunities. Healthcare Ready, a non-profit created by PhRMA to ensure healthcare access during times of disaster has activated RxOpen map, a free interactive map showing open and closed pharmacies in affected regions.