Program Design and Implementation
LPHI’s program design and implementation approach achieves mission-driven outcomes and builds partnerships for health initiatives at the community and state level. When designing a program or project, LPHI uses the collaborative leadership approach to convene multi-sector stakeholders to assess community health needs and assets to shape the development of effective program implementation methods. As a strategy, LPHI emphasizes the development of strategic health improvement goals and objectives to support the implementation of policy, systems, and environmental changes that leverage previous program efforts and resources.
LPHI’s program design and implementation process incorporates the following core services that are tailored to a given program’s needs: Evaluation and Research, Media and Communications, Information Services, Policy Development and Advocacy, and Finance and Operations.
To design and implement innovative programs and initiatives, LPHI receives funding from a variety of federal and state governmental agencies, national and local foundations and non-profits. The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living, Crescent City Beacon Community, and School Health Connection are examples of multi-year programs that LPHI has designed in partnership with partner organizations.
Increasingly over the last several years, diverse funders and clients have sought LPHI’s expertise to provide services for external partners. For example, LPHI is providing evaluation and media and communications services to support several Gulf Coast disaster recovery and community resiliency projects. More recently, LPHI was approached to design and administer a new public health trust program, the New Orleans Charitable Health Fund.