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Rural Health
Resources by State: Louisiana

DRA's Response to COVID-19
Provides information on DRA programs and initiatives related to COVID-19. Includes a map of COVID-19 cases in the region, as well as county-level planning reports.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Delta Regional Authority
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Louisiana Department of Health - Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Resources and information on Louisiana's response to COVID-19, including guidance for healthcare providers and other organizations, resources for the public, and information on cases in the state.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Louisiana Department of Health
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FY 2020: HRSA's Rural Health Grants – Louisiana Fact Sheet
HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy investments in Louisiana in Fiscal Year 2020. Lists grant and cooperative agreement recipients, award amounts, award recipient locations, and congressional district.
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Louisiana
Shows the state's Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), as well as Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) sites located outside of urbanized areas.
Date: 10/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Tracking FY2019 Federal Funding to Combat the Opioid Crisis
Report covering the allocation of federal resources for opioid initiatives at the federal, state, and local level. Presents data on federal funding and offers case studies of state and county-level spending data for Ohio, Arizona, Louisiana, Washington, Tennessee, and New Hampshire. Makes policy recommendations and briefly discusses grant initiatives that target rural-specific barriers to treatment.
Date: 09/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bipartisan Policy Center
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Perceptions of the Food Environment and Access among Predominantly Black Low-Income Residents of Rural Louisiana Communities
Study of food security, food access, and perceptions of the food environment among predominantly Black, low-income rural Louisiana residents. Discusses issues of food insecurity in rural areas related to financial resources, transportation, and food shopping options. Presents recurring themes from focus group discussions including 44 participants, most of whom were Black women of various ages and employment statuses, including experiences finding and buying food, fishing and hunting, and utilizing food pantries, SNAP, WIC, and other assistance programs.
Author(s): Denise Holston, Jessica Stroope, Matthew Greene, Bailey Houghtaling
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(15), 5340
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
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Alcohol Use Disorder: Addressing Stigma and Treatment Access in Rural America
Examines alcohol use and misuse in rural America. Features the work of healthcare providers in Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Texas, and New Mexico. Discusses stigma, treatment access, and recovery. Addresses the impact of COVID-19 on treatment access, including the use of telehealth.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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From the Frontline of COVID-19: Impact on a Critical-Access Hospital
Podcast exploring the impact of COVID-19 on a Critical Access Hospital pharmacy's operations. Discusses the role of pharmacists in caring for COVID-19 patients at CAHs and and offers lessons learned.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
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Defining Rural Population Health and Health Equity
Establishes a unified definition of population health and health equity in rural and frontier communities. Intended to educate rural health and clinical partners and to help engage rural health stakeholders in discussions to improve the health and well-being of rural people. Provides examples of community-based programs addressing health inequities.
Citation: NOSORH Issue Brief, 2(5), 1-4
Date: 07/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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Healthy St. Landry Alliance Leads Coordinated Community Response During COVID-19 Pandemic
Profiles Healthy St. Landry Alliance, a consortium of 25 local partners in rural St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, and its response to COVID-19. Describes how the Alliance enacted a communications and response system to manage the regional response to the pandemic. Offers lessons learned and future goals of the collaboration.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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