The RWJF Turning Point

The RWJF Turning Point: Collaborating for a New Century in Public Health program grant for Louisiana was awarded to LPHI. This program produced a state public health improvement plan that served as a blueprint for LPHI moving forward. The program was designed to transform and strengthen the public health infrastructure so that states, local communities, and their public health agencies may respond to the challenge to protect and improve the public’s health in the 21st Century. The Louisiana partnership created a forum for dialog among multiple health agencies, community and business organizations and the population of Louisiana that takes a systems approach to creating and sustaining change. To achieve this goal, the Louisiana partnership developed a governance structure built on collaborative relationships with the capacity and the tools necessary to build local partnerships and improve health information systems.