Since its inception, LPHI has dedicated resources to address longstanding health disparities within special populations throughout Louisiana. Through evidence and partnership-based outreach strategies, LPHI works to address health inequities in Louisiana through health promotion and health systems development programs and related initiatives.
LPHI’s approach to addressing health disparities hinges upon the belief that community problems are best addressed with the full engagement of the communities served. LPHI partners with organizations within communities to develop and implement outreach strategies based on the needs and interests of their unique populations.
LPHI’s current work with disparate populations in Louisiana includes the following:
- The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living promotes tobacco cessation and smoke-free air policies by working with the following groups: African-Americans; Musicians/Service Industry Workers; 50+; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT); HIV+/AIDS; and Women.
- Primary Care Access and Stabilization Grant strives to provide access to quality, affordable healthcare to the un- and underinsured populations within the Greater New Orleans area.
- Louisiana Community Aids Partnership seeks to promote and improve the health and quality of life for those living with or affected by HIV/AIDS in Louisiana.
- School Health Connection works to increase access to health services and improve the health and well-being for underserved students, families, and communities throughout the New Orleans Metropolitan area.
- Maternal and Child Health Initiative targets preventative and risk factors associated with lower socioeconomic status, maternal, infant and child morbidity and mortality. These risk factors include tobacco, breastfeeding, infant safe sleep, child obesity, child injury and substance abuse.