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A Look to the Future:  Molding the Next Generation of Health Center Leaders

A Look to the Future: Molding the Next Generation of Health Center Leaders

Nov 8, 2018 By Ed "Tiger" Verdin

When I became Marketing Director for Teche Action Clinic, I was given the task of maintaining and building upon our health center’s brand.  After working on various projects with some of our community partners such as Pennington Biomedical Research Center, the LSU Health Sciences Center, and Fit, Fun & Fabulous, we turned our attention to a potential partnership with A.T. Still University. A.T. Still University (ATSU) is the fou...

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LPCA: A Valued Partner For Quality Care

LPCA: A Valued Partner For Quality Care

Oct 1, 2018 By Jamie Schlottman

As Louisiana’s largest Healthy Louisiana Medicaid plan with nearly 500,000 members and more than 20,000 healthcare providers across the state, the delivery of quality, accessible care is more than just our vision – it’s our mission. Partners like the Louisiana Primary Care Association are key to helping us ensure that all Louisiana residents – not just our members – have access to the care they need to build healthy ...

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Beyond the Exam Room: Addressing Patients' Social Determinants of Health to Achieve Health Equity

Beyond the Exam Room: Addressing Patients' Social Determinants of Health to Achieve Health Equity

Sep 6, 2018 By Amy Pruim

I can’t remember how many liquor stores we drove past, advertising cheap cigarettes and cold beer. But I will never forget the blocks of abandoned, fire-damaged homes. After decades of economic downturn, an arson epidemic had erupted in the neighborhoods of Flint, Michigan, in the district that surrounded the only pediatric clinic in the area. I rode the bus past the only two grocery stores in that part of town, a food oasis in a devasta...

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Join the Conversation:  A Quick Guide for Organizing Your Health Center's Social Media Strategy

Join the Conversation: A Quick Guide for Organizing Your Health Center's Social Media Strategy

Aug 8, 2018 By Ryan Sinitiere

How many times have you checked your Facebook today?  Be honest!  Did you send a tweet or post a new photo on Instagram?  Do you use social media as a way to catch up on news, or are you in it strictly for the viral cat videos? In today’s social media age, the way in which we gather and share information has completely changed!  After composing your Facebook post or tweet, a click of a button can make your thought acc...

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Reversing a Deadly Trend:  Identifying Risks of Mental Health Crisis and Suicide

Reversing a Deadly Trend: Identifying Risks of Mental Health Crisis and Suicide

Jul 11, 2018 By Ashi Singh

As those who work in healthcare can attest, achieving good health outcomes requires so much more than just treating the physical body.  While much of our focus revolves (rightfully so) around preventive primary care and managing chronic disease, just as much attention should be given to a patient’s mental health and emotional well-being. Of particular concern, is our nation’s growing suicide rate.  Did you know that su...

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Why Do We Have to Make An Emergency Plan?

Why Do We Have to Make An Emergency Plan?

Jun 6, 2018 By Dara Stout

For some of us, the real incentive for developing an emergency plan is that CMS demands it of Medicare and Medicaid health care providers.  Don’t comply, and you’re taking the chance of being dinged at your next OSV. But let’s also be practical: Planning is a good idea, and your final plan should cover all possible contingencies. In Louisiana we can forgo plans for volcanos, rock slides, or typhoons, but we know that the...

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