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With a Strong Foundation, Louisiana's Community Health Centers Prepare for the Future

With a Strong Foundation, Louisiana's Community Health Centers Prepare for the Future

Nov 1, 2019 By Dr. Shondra G. Williams

WORLDWIND, EXCITING, AN ART, HUMBLING, AND GRATITUDE- These are just some of the words that come to mind when I think about the past two years I've spent as LPCA Board President. Together, we have worked hard to enhance the lives of our clients, improve the health of our state, and create vibrant communities. I had the opportunity to meet many of you and the one thing that I find amazing is that there is a central theme of passion exuded i...

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Louisiana Primary Care Association: Trusted Partners, Trusted Leaders in Louisiana's Health

Louisiana Primary Care Association: Trusted Partners, Trusted Leaders in Louisiana's Health

Oct 1, 2019 By Jamie Schlottman

As Louisiana’s largest Medicaid health plan with more than 450,000 members across the state, we know firsthand that families need more than quality healthcare to build healthy lives. They also need access to patient-centric services and programs that address critical socioeconomic factors like safe housing, food insecurity and education. At Louisiana Healthcare Connections, we know that successful strategies to address these social deter...

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Data Collection & Processing: The Oil That Keeps Our Community Health Center Network Running

Data Collection & Processing: The Oil That Keeps Our Community Health Center Network Running

Sep 4, 2019 By Michael Rivers

“Data" is a word that permeates everything we do these days. Our phones and TVs, advertisements we see, work we do, and cars we drive all use and produce data.  With our nearly unfettered access to all the world’s knowledge, history, and news, data is the hallmark of our current Information Age. The 20th century’s discoveries, innovations, growth, and wars were fueled by a powerful raw material: crude oil.  ...

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Here We Go Again: Using the Power of Advocacy to Avoid Another Health Center Funding Cliff

Here We Go Again: Using the Power of Advocacy to Avoid Another Health Center Funding Cliff

Aug 1, 2019 By Ryan Sinitiere

We are only days away from the start of National Health Center Week 2019!   I speak on behalf of the entire team here at the Louisiana Primary Care Association when I tell you that we are so proud to work on behalf of Louisiana’s Community Health Centers. National Health Center Week is an annual celebration that allows us to focus on YOU, the men and women who passionately provide healthcare services to 426,000 of our family...

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Louisiana's Health Center Controlled Network: Bridging the Healthcare Technology Gap

Louisiana's Health Center Controlled Network: Bridging the Healthcare Technology Gap

Jul 2, 2019 By Brandi Bourgeois

E-communications, patient portals, secure emails, value-based care, referrals, telemedicine, and the list goes on and on! These are just a few of the words that are a common part of the 2019 lexicon within our Community Health Centers. Technology changes at a mind-boggling speed!  Just to put this into perspective: Apple released their first iPhone in January of 2007 and has created 18 additional iPhone versions since then to keep up with...

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Exploring the Role of a Patient Navigator: Breaking Down Barriers to Healthcare Access

Exploring the Role of a Patient Navigator: Breaking Down Barriers to Healthcare Access

May 3, 2019 By Erica Rose-Crawford

As you know, Community Health Centers make it their mission to serve every member of the community with the respect and dignity they deserve.  Oftentimes, healthcare services provided by health centers go well beyond the four walls of the clinic.   It takes a dedicated team effort to ensure that patients understand the information given to them by providers and the steps they should take to maintain healthy lives. I am proud ...

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