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LPHI To Administer Primary Care Capacity Project
June 8th, 2012
LPHI, with support from the Alliance Institute, was recently selected to serve as the project administrator for the Primary Care Capacity Project (PCCP). PCCP will work to expand access to integrated high quality, sustainable, community-based primary care in oil spill impacted communities within 4 states – Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. This includes linkages to specialty mental and behavioral health services, as well as environmental and occupational health services.
PCCP is part of the Gulf Region Health Outreach Program, which is currently intended to be a 5 year, $105 million initiative composed of 4 integrated projects designed to strengthen primary and behavioral healthcare services in oil spill impacted communities in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and the Florida Panhandle. The program commenced in May, 2012. These projects are a collaborative partnership among the Louisiana Public Health Institute (“LPHI”), Tulane University, The University of Southern Mississippi, the University of South Alabama, the University of West Florida and Louisiana State University (“LSU”). The program was developed jointly by BP and legal counsel representing plaintiffs as part of the Deepwater Horizon preliminary medical settlement in U.S. District Court in New Orleans. GRHOP will be supervised by the court.
For more information about the Primary Care Capacity Project, visit the website here.