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New Year, New Data Visualization Tools for Louisiana CHCs

New Year, New Data Visualization Tools for Louisiana CHCs

Jan 28, 2021 By Gagarin Zhao, MPH

As we ring in 2021, I would like to encourage you and your health center team to check out our new Louisiana Community Health Center Dashboard! Last month, the LPCA Health Information Technology (HIT) Data Team published this public-facing dashboard, allowing members and the public to quickly access data related to the PCA and our 39 member Community Health Centers. This new dashboard includes data related to the locations and density of he...

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A Look Back at a Challenging Year for Louisiana's Community Health Centers

A Look Back at a Challenging Year for Louisiana's Community Health Centers

Dec 30, 2020 By Gerrelda Davis

Goodbye, 2020! I am not sure I have ever been so excited and relieved to celebrate the arrival of a new year.  Does anyone else feel as though they have aged 5 years during 2020? This year has been tremendously challenging, to say the least.  From the fight against COVID-19, to economic uncertainty, racial injustice and political upheaval, to a record-breaking hurricane season - 2020 has thrown it all at us.  Yet through it a...

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A Spotlight on the LPCACO: Celebrating Better Care, Lower Costs

A Spotlight on the LPCACO: Celebrating Better Care, Lower Costs

Nov 10, 2020

The year 2020 has been a challenging year for all of us in the Gulf region. With a global pandemic and back-to-back storms, we’ve had plenty to be concerned about this year. But there has been one bright spot through it all - how health centers and primary care practices across Louisiana have excelled in taking care of their communities. There’s an old and tired argument in health care that you have to choose between either deliver...

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Catch the Wave: The Telehealth Wave of the Future!

Catch the Wave: The Telehealth Wave of the Future!

Oct 1, 2020 By Randy McKinney

The Telehealth wave: It’s “the wave of the future.” While “Telehealth” defines many avenues for providing healthcare and healthcare related communication at a distance, “Telemedicine” more closely defines what most think of when we hear the word “Telehealth.” Telemedicine is the providing of a medical visit using technology when the patient is in one location and the provider is in another....

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Shining a Light on School Based Health Centers

Shining a Light on School Based Health Centers

Sep 8, 2020 By Arianna Smith

“Wear your mask. Social distance. Stay six feet apart. Wash your hands. Stay home if you are sick.” We’ve all heard these words more times than we can count, yet COVID-19 is still making its way through our country like wildfire. While so many concerns and changes have arisen since March, the biggest concern right now is this: How can we keep our children in school and keep them healthy and safe?  This is where sch...

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Community Health Centers: Providing Leadership & Hope in a Time of Crisis

Community Health Centers: Providing Leadership & Hope in a Time of Crisis

Aug 6, 2020 By Ryan Sinitiere

I don’t know about you, but I’m about ready to get off of this terrifying roller coaster called 2020.   Six months ago, who could have imagined that the world would soon be turned upside down by one of the deadliest pandemics in over a century? For that matter, who could have predicted that the richest and most powerful country in the world would be having such a difficult time in responding and containing the spread o...

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