March 17, 2021

Last year, Centene, the parent company of Louisiana Healthcare Connections, and the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) formed the Medicaid Telehealth Partnership to increase access to care among Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the partnership, Louisiana Healthcare Connections announced that it has awarded the providers below with a financial grant to help them ramp-up their capacity to provide telehealth solutions.

-Acadiana Concern for AIDS of Lafayette, La

April 5, 2021

LCMC Health announced Mary “Toni” Flowers, PhD, DHL, MBA, CCDP, CDM, SEIC, as its inaugural chief diversity and social responsibility officer. In this capacity, Toni will lead a comprehensive diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy for LCMC Health and its member hospitals.

April 5, 2021

The Baton Rouge branch campus of LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine and Med School Admit will host an event for 10th and 11th-graders that will give them an introduction to the field of medicine.

Exposure to Medicine takes place April 17 from 9 a.m. – 12 n.n on the first and second floors of LSU Health’s Medical Education and Innovation Center, 5246 Brittany Drive. The students will get their hands on highly sophisticated medical simulation equipment along with discussions about preparation and admission to medical school, as well as life as a medical student.

April 5, 2021

The Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI) and Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) are hosting a series of virtual community conversations called “All Things Covid-19 Vaccines – A Tele-Townhall for Sharing Information and Answers.” Each event will be moderated by Shelina Davis, CEO of LPHI, and Earl Benjamin-Robinson, director of LDH’s Office of Community Partnerships & Health Equity. Local panelists will include each region’s medical director, faith-based leaders, and community advocates.

April 5, 2021

World Water Day, which was March 22, highlighted the importance of access to safe, clean water worldwide. A United Nations-observance held every year, the day raises awareness of a problem throughout the world, including the United States and the State of Louisiana. 

During a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has heightened awareness around access to safe water and sanitation as a basic human right, the American Heart Association is hoping Louisiana lawmakers consider legislation that helps put clean drinking water within reach for the state’s students.