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Navigating Health Center Funding in a Time of Uncertainty

Navigating Health Center Funding in a Time of Uncertainty

Jun 2, 2020 By Allison Coleman

With states slowly reopening following shutdowns due to COVID-19, community health centers across the country are navigating how to maintain operations and stay afloat during this devastating pandemic. As organizations have been addressing unprecedented financial challenges, Capital Link has been listening to health center’s experiences and concerns, and is working to support their efforts to balance financial and operational sustainability...

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Access to Healthcare is a Right, Not a Privilege: Defining and Addressing Health Disparities

Access to Healthcare is a Right, Not a Privilege: Defining and Addressing Health Disparities

May 7, 2020 By Raegan A. Carter

Unfortunately, the fact that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is impacting the black community more than other races/ethnicities and communities is a painful, but not surprising reality. According to statistics provided by the Louisiana Department of Health, African Americans make up 32% of Louisiana's population, but represent nearly 60% of COVID-19 related deaths. The very idea of health disparities may be shocking to some because of ...

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Facts Over Fear: The Coronavirus Pandemic & What We Can Do to Overcome This Crisis

Facts Over Fear: The Coronavirus Pandemic & What We Can Do to Overcome This Crisis

Apr 1, 2020 By Shannon Robertson

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has dominated headlines around the world for weeks now.  Declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization, the spread of this deadly virus has proven to be the type of crisis that so many public health professionals warned us about over the past couple of decades.  Parts of the United States have been hit particularly hard by this virus - including our state of Louisiana. Public react...

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The Public Charge Rule: Its Impact on Migrant Communities & the Health Centers Who Care for Them

The Public Charge Rule: Its Impact on Migrant Communities & the Health Centers Who Care for Them

Mar 3, 2020 By Dr. Alecia Cyprian

If you’ve been keeping up with the news, you have almost certainly heard about the “Public Charge” rule that the Trump Administration has allowed to go into effect.  "Public Charge" is a term used in immigration law to describe an individual who is dependent on the government.  This rule will have a monumental impact on immigrant communities – many of whom rely on Community Health Centers for care. ...

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Addressing Social Determinants of Health: Louisiana Health Centers' Current Strengths & New Opportunities

Addressing Social Determinants of Health: Louisiana Health Centers' Current Strengths & New Opportunities

Feb 3, 2020 By Kristina Wharton

A healthier Louisiana depends upon improving “upstream” factors that impact health by expanding the scope of health care to include addressing social determinants of health (SDOH). Looking through this lens, we recognize that where we live and work – our access to affordable and stable homes, healthy food,  quality schools, reliable transportation – make a difference in our opportunities to thrive, and how ultimate...

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Meeting the Health Needs of Louisiana's Rural Communities: Challenges & Opportunities

Meeting the Health Needs of Louisiana's Rural Communities: Challenges & Opportunities

Dec 11, 2019 By Stacy Fontenot

There is no place like Louisiana.  From beautiful natural scenery and abundant resources, to world-class food, fun, and culture, our state is blessed beyond belief.  The key ingredient to the uniqueness of our state is the quality of the people who call it home.  From Caddo to Plaquemines Parish and every community in between, the heart and soul of Louisiana is on full display in the small communities that make up rural Louisian...

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