Social Vulnerability and the Role of Puerto Rico’s Healthcare Workers After Hurricane Maria
Date Published: 6/2018
Annotation: This report summarizes a study that used interview and observation data with healthcare workers across Puerto Rico to better understand what kind of impacts Hurricane Maria had on people’s health, and who was most impacted. It sought to understand how healthcare workers responded to the crisis in order to reach communities in need. It highlights how and why people with chronic health conditions, those who were economically disadvantaged, rural populations, and older populations were particularly vulnerable to the health impacts of the storm and massive, extended disruptions to key infrastructure.