Healthy Communities

Advancing health equity at the neighborhood level
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Overview

LPHI’s Healthy Communities focus area connects organizations, neighborhoods and research providers to build and sustain civic partnerships that address the social, economic and political factors that impact health. These purpose-driven collaborations give neighborhoods stronger political voices and the evidence-based information needed to advance health equity in their communities.

The team works in a feedback cycle, which can involve outreach to convene key partners and identify important issues or concerns; research designs to inform solutions; information dissemination to enhance momentum and problem solving efforts; technical assistance offerings for capacity enhancement/program development; and outcome-based evaluation and reporting to re-initiate the process.

Programs and Initiatives

Consortium for Resilient Gulf Communities

Through their combined expertise, the Consortium provides information, tools and resources to assist Gulf Coast communities in their efforts to become more resilient to adverse future events, including natural and industrial accidents. The RAND Corporation, Louisiana State University, Tulane University, the Louisiana Public Health Institute, and the University of South Alabama make up the Consortium’s diverse group of partners.

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Gulf Coast Healthy Communities

The Gulf Coast Healthy Communities project partners with three nonprofit organizations in Biloxi, Mobile, and Pensacola to provide locally-based, publicly accessible data platforms to help support local collaboration. These platforms provide an educational resource for civic leaders, engaged citizens, and other decision makers about the multiple factors that influence community health and can inform resource allocation and planning to support healthy and resilient communities. This project is funded by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation.

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Gulf Coast Community Exchange
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Partner Organizations