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LPHI Releases Report on Strengthening Along the Gulf Coast: Finds considerable growth among community health centers

On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil drilling platform experienced an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 41 miles from Louisiana. The aftermath resulted in the largest marine oil spill in U.S. history, affecting the environment and residents of Gulf Coast communities as well.

LPHI was approached with a unique opportunity to help build capacity of the primary care network across these impacted communities. Early on in the six year project period, LPHI focused efforts on listening and learning from the 17 coastal communities across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. Investments in primary care were community informed and designed to sustain beyond the program.

To read the full report, click here.

The Gulf Region Health Outreach Program (GRHOP) was developed jointly by BP and the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee as part of the Deepwater Horizon Medical Benefits Class Action Settlement, which was approved by the US District Court in New Orleans on January 11, 2013. LPHI managed the Primary Care Capacity Project, which is one of the four integrated projects under the GRHOP.