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Louisiana Organizations

Association of Community Action Partnerships of Louisiana (ACAP-LA)
Provides training, technical assistance, and information on new and existing programs to Community Action Agencies (CAAs) serving all parishes in Louisiana. Promotes programs and services to help low income individuals and families move out of poverty and become self-sufficient.
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Central Louisiana Area Health Education Center (CLAHEC)
Works with healthcare professionals and local citizens in central and south central Louisiana to identify healthcare needs and develop programs to encourage healthcare professionals to practice in rural and underserved communities.
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EatMoveGrow (EMG)
Provides a variety of programs promoting health and a healthy environment for children and their families in rural, underserved elementary schools and communities in Southeast Louisiana.
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Louisiana Association of Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technicians (LANREMT)
Provides advocacy and education to strengthen the emergency medical system (EMS) in Louisiana, and to ensure quality patient care.
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Louisiana Bureau of Primary Care and Rural Health
Works to improve the health status of Louisiana residents in rural and underserved areas by working proactively to build community health systems' capacity to provide integrated, efficient, and effective health care services. A bureau of the Louisiana Department of Health Office of Public Health.
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Louisiana Department of Health (LDH)
Protects and promotes health to ensure access to medical, preventive, and rehabilitative services for all citizens of the State of Louisiana. Includes the offices of Aging & Adult Services, Behavioral Health, Developmental Disabilities, Public Health, Emergency Preparedness, Minority Health Access & Promotion and the Bureau of Primary Care & Rural Health.
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Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum
Louisiana State Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (REC) that helps healthcare providers become meaningful users of electronic health records by providing information and technical assistance.
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Louisiana Hospital Association (LHA)
Representing all types of hospitals and healthcare systems throughout the state. LHA is a not-for-profit association that carries out its mission by supporting its members through advocacy, education, and services.
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Louisiana Primary Care Association (LPCA)
Strives to achieve healthcare access for all, and to eradicate health disparities to assure every Louisianan has affordable and regular primary healthcare services.
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Louisiana Public Health Association (LPHA)
Works to promote health in Louisiana by sponsoring, supporting, or enhancing statewide public health initiatives.
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Louisiana Public Health Institute
Promotes and helps improve the health and quality of life in Louisiana through public-private partnering at the community, parish and state levels.
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Louisiana Rural Health Association (LRHA)
Serves as a unified voice for healthcare providers, public officials, healthcare employees, educators, and consumers working cooperatively to improve rural health in Louisiana.
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Louisiana Rural Hospital Coalition
A statewide coalition representing Louisiana's rural hospitals. Membership is limited to hospitals with 60 or fewer beds and/or serving parishes with 65,000 or fewer residents.
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Southeast Louisiana Area Health Education Center (SELAHEC)
Works to improve the supply and distribution of the healthcare workforce through academic and community collaborations in rural and underserved areas.
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Southern Rural Development Center (SRDC)
Strengthens the capacity of the region's 29 land-grant institutions to address critical contemporary rural development issues impacting the well-being, including health and social services, of people and communities in the rural South. Serves a 13-state area in the Southern region which includes TX, LA, AR, OK, AL, MS, GA, FL, KY, SC, NC, VA, and TN.
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Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention, and Education (SW Center)
Mission is to improve the safety and health of agricultural, forestry & fishing workers through research, intervention & education projects to build and develop a network of partners representing the diversity of the workforce, and the range of agricultural production in the region.
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Southwest Louisiana Area Health Education Center (SWLAHEC)
Works to improve health by providing access to information, education, and health services. Focuses on programs that recruit and educate health professionals, and programs that educate the public on how to live healthier lives.
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TexLa Telehealth Resource Center (TexLa)
One of the telehealth resource centers funded by the federal Office for the Advancement of Telehealth. Assists healthcare organizations, healthcare networks, and healthcare providers in the implementation of cost-effective telehealth programs to serve rural and medically underserved areas and populations in Texas and Louisiana.
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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Louisiana (HUD)
Works to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing. The HUD state office provides information about HUD housing programs and local contacts for the state.
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USDA Rural Development Louisiana State Office
Committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in all of rural America. The Rural Development State Office provides information about Rural Development programs and applications for financial assistance.
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Last Reviewed: 4/26/2016