Read our recent report prepared for the Louisiana State Legislature:
Pregnancy and Maternal Health for Incarcerated Women in Louisiana
May 2023
House Concurrent Resolution 85 (2021)

Programs and Initiatives

Addressing Systemic Inequities to Reduce Tobacco
Project ASIRT

LPHI has selected 10 rural community-based organizations and health clinics to participate Project ASIRT (Addressing Systemic Inequities to Reduce Tobacco) funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  This program is designed to reduce tobacco use among African Americans, address and recognize tobacco-related inequities and influence policy change at the local and state level and features a learning collaborative model, focused on capacity and skills-building training, community mobilization, and increasing access to and quality of traditional and non-traditional cessation services. The following CBOs were selected through an RFP process and will serve as the designated Community Engagement Partner for their area: Delta Interfaith (Lake Providence, East Carroll Parish); LaSalle Community Action Association (Jonesville, St. Joseph, Newellton; Catahoula Parish, Tensas Parish); Morehouse General Hospital Healthcare Foundation (Bastrop, Morehouse Parish); Opelousas General Health System Foundation (Opelousas, St. Landry Parish); Prek-12 and Beyond (Tallulah, Madison Parish); The United Hands Youth Center (Ferriday, Concordia Parish). The following rural community health centers have been selected as a Rural Health Partners for this project: Catahoula Parish Hospital District #2 (Jonesville, Catahoula Parish; Ferriday, Concordia Parish); Southeast Community Health Systems (Kentwood, Tangipahoa Parish); Southwest Louisiana Primary Health Care Center (Opelousas, St. Landry Parish).

Project ASIRT is funded through a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Building Capacity to Reduce Tobacco Inequities in the South and Midwest. 


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Symposium on Racial and Health Equity in Louisiana

LPHI is committed to addressing the health and racial inequities that continue to impact our communities' social well-being, health, and health outcomes throughout Louisiana.

This commitment has been demonstrated through the creation of the Symposium on Racial and Health Equity in Louisiana.

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Racial & Health Equity Learning Lab

The goal of the Racial & Health Equity Learning Lab is to build skills of the participants to identify systemic barriers and social inequities and increase technical knowledge to apply these principles to programs reducing the impact of these inequities. Participation in the Learning Lab will increase technical knowledge of health equity and racial justice of leaders across the state. By the end of the Learning Lab, members of the cohort develop, in teams, a proposed project to address an inequity in their community. Teams present the proposed projects during a forum for an opportunity to have their project funded. Selected teams will implement these projects for the duration of the cohort.


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