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Happy National Nurse's Day!

Happy National Nurse's Day!

May 6, 2021

Today, on National Nurse's Day, LPCA recognizes the dedication, sacrifice, and humanity that nurses bring everyday to our health centers in Louisiana and nationwide, especially this past year. LPCA has two of our very own! Shannon Robertson and Laiya Smith, who brighten our workplace and work hard to improve the lives of Louisianians. Thank you!

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Can Health Centers Fill the Healthcare Gap for Veterans?

Can Health Centers Fill the Healthcare Gap for Veterans?

Mar 29, 2021 By Tamika D. Haley

From July 2020 through September 2020, I had the honor of assisting Ms. Ann Williams, LPCA Executive Assistant, traveling the entire state of Louisiana delivering PPEs to the LPCA’s membership Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), formerly known as Community Health Centers. We traveled throughout the “Boot” from as far as Plaquemines Parish to the Acadiana Parishes and up into Northern Louisiana, delivering hand sanit...

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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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