Mission and Overview
The Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI) is a statewide, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1997 that serves as a partner and convener to improve population-level health outcomes. We are part of a growing movement of public health institutes across the country.
Our mission is to promote and improve health and quality of life through diverse public-private partnerships with government, foundations, academia, community groups and private businesses at the community, parish and state levels.
LPHI coordinates and manages public health programs and initiatives in the areas of health systems development and health promotion/disease prevention and provides an array of services to help meet the needs of local and national partner organizations.
Building upon LPHI's competencies developed after more than 10 years of managing successful public health initiatives, additional benefits of partnering with public health institutes like LPHI include:
- multi-sector approach
- neutral/third party positioning
- public/private relationships
- alternative organization structure
- community links
- leveraging of new resources
- lower indirect rates
- ability to assist/mentor/consult
- public health resource trust for the state
A document detailing the history of LPHI from its inception through the end of 2004 is available here.
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