Greater New Orleans

Level Thinking

Greater New Orleans/Region 1 Working on Policy, Systems and Environmental Change

The most effective public health improvements involve policy, systems and environmental change. Example? Passing a smoke-free ordinance protects more people from tobacco and is a more effective and cost-efficient measure than trying to get one individual to quit smoking.

Greater New Orleans

Meeting Notice

Meetings rotate locations, dates and times, so to find out when your next area meeting is, please contact the regional chairs listed below or watch for the meeting notice on Facebook.

Greater New Orleans

Regional Priorities/Goals:

  1. Decrease school children stressors through increased awareness around alcohol, drugs and mental health issues. (Systems)
  2. Promote statewide awareness of Complete Streets. (i) (Environment)

(i) Complete Streets is an infrastructure urban planning solution that works to ensure safe access for all users, including pedestrians, cyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities. That translates into creating proper crossing walks, wider sidewalks, cycling lanes, and medians, all of which are ideally connected to public transit. When communities follow a Complete Streets plan, its residents move more and create less pollution resulting in a multitude of health benefits. In addition, Complete Streets planning has been show to improve the economy with people having better access to jobs and businesses, while real estate values rise.

Greater New Orleans
LHCC members determining goals at a strategic planning session

Coalition Activities:

  • Complete list of specific activities to further goals, including enlisting "champions" to aid in cause.
  • Participate in health-related activities, such as Men’s Health Month efforts in June 2017.
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Past Work/Successes:

  • Supported a comprehensive smoke-free New Orleans ordinance, including bars and casinos.
  • Created local mental health resource guide and shared with coalition.
  • Conducted educational presentations on crosscutting public health issues and issues of importance to our strategic plan, including: mental health, hurricane preparedness, tobacco and substance use combined with mental health and the services of the Smoking Cessation Trust.
  • Attended Health Summit in April 2016, with local policymakers and community members.
  • Networked between sectors and entities, dissemination of partner events and activities
  • Participated in a number of activities, including a mental health and substance abuse community lunch-and-learn, a chronic disease lunch-and-learn, and two health fairs that partnered with local organizations.
Greater New Orleans
Chairs:

Donica' Beckett

Greater New Orleans LHCC Co-Chair
Louisiana Cancer Prevention & Control Programs (LCP) Policy Coordinator
2020 Gravier St.
New Orleans, LA 70112
Office: 713-543-8327 
donicab.wellahead@gmail.com

Matthew Broussard

Greater New Orleans LHCC Co-Chair
The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living Region 1 Manager
1515 Poydras St. Ste.1200
New Orleans, LA 70112
Office: 504-301-9839
mjbroussard@lphi.org

Members:

• 504HealthNet• AAAneurysm Outreach• Adventist Community Services Center• Aetna• AIDS Healthcare• All Citizens Together• Amerigroup• 7th Ward Neighborhood Association• AmeriHealth Caritas LA• Boys Town• Brotherhood• Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans (CAGNO)• CHANGE• City of New Orleans Health Department, including Healthy Start• New Orleans• Crescent Care• Crescent Region Collaborative Coalition• Cummings-Wilson AME Church• Delgado Community College• Dentistry by Design• Dillard University• EQ Solutions• Excelth, Inc• Friends of the Lafitte Corridor• Golden Change• Graham Law Firm• Healing Hearts for Community Development• Higher Level Hearing• Humana• Icon Arts• Jefferson Council on Aging• Jefferson Council on Aging• Jefferson Parish Medical Society• Jefferson Parish School System• Louisiana Cancer Prevention & Control Programs (LCP) at the LSU School of Public Health• Louisiana Department of Health (LDH), including Bureau of Community Health, Bureau of Family Planning, Lead Prevention• Louisiana Healthcare Connections• Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI)• Louisiana Tumor Registry (LTR) at the LSU School of Public Health• Loyola University• LSU AgCenter• LSU School of Public Health – Tobacco Control Initiative• Market Umbrella• Mary Amelia Women's Center at Tulane• Metropolitan Human Services District (MHSD)• National Dental Association• Neighborhoods Partnerships Network – Timmolyn Sams-Sumter• New Orleans City Council – Latoya Cantrell, District B• New Orleans City Council – Stacy Head, Member at Large• New Orleans East Hospital• New Orleans City Council - Stacy Head• Ochsner Smoking Cessation Clinic• Office of Public Health (OPH), including Bureau of Family Health, State Health Improvement Plan Office• People's Health• Planned Parenthood• Plaquemines Community Care Center• Plaquemines Health Department• Ruth Fertel Clinic• Second Harvest Community Wellness• Smoking Cessation Trust• Southern University, including the AgCenter, Communities of Color Network and SUNO• St. Thomas Community Health Center• St. Peter Claver• The Health Outreach Project• The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco Free Living (TFL)• Tulane University, including the Prevention Research Center and School of Public Health• United Healthcare• United Way• Warren Easton High School• WBOK• WBOK 1203 AM• WDSU• Well-Ahead• Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Food and Nutrition Service• Women With a Vision• Xavier University of Louisiana Centers for Minority Health & Health Disparities Research and Education

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