Please see attached flyer for “FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS for children – Schedule at the C. O. K. Hispanic Resource Center on June 26, 2015 from 9:00AM – 4:00PM.  Please assist us by posting, copying, and forwarding to your colleagues and friends in the community.

As always we thank you in advance for your assistance in promoting these services to the public.

Rebeca L. Hasbún

Supervisor III

City of Kenner, Department of Community Development

Hispanic Resource Center

4312 Florida Avenue

Kenner, Louisiana 70065

Telephone: (504) 469-2570

FAX Number: (504) 469-2572

E-Mail: rhasbun@kenner.la.us

Website: www.kenner.la.us


Louisiana Mortgage Assistance Program “Getting Your House in Order”

Please see the attachment for information about an upcoming seminar (June 23).

Leading industry experts will offer information on first time home buying, refinancing, reverse mortgages, elder fraud and identity theft.  The sessions are free and open to the public.

Everyone is welcome, so please help us spread the word.

Many thanks.

Tara Richard

Louisiana Appleseed

LMAP Flyer New Orleans

The 3rd Annual Community Health and Outreach Worker Conference


The 3rd Annual Community Health and Outreach Worker Conference

Friday, June 12, 2015


New Orleans Baptist Association, 2222 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans, LA 70122

Please register by June 5th athttp://tinyurl.com/LACHONRSVP

Questions?  Contact Catherine Haywood atchaywoo@tulane.edu or 504-988-1158

Ashley Wennerstrom, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor

Director, Louisiana Community Health Worker Institute

Tulane University School of Medicine

1555 Poydras St., Suite 853

New Orleans, LA 70112

Phone:  504-988-4007

Fax:  504-988-8252

Metropolitan Hospital Council of New Orleans’ CHNA – Survey Collection Request

The Metropolitan Hospital Council of New Orleans’ CHNA process is now underway to reassess the health needs of residents in the local communities. We are partnering and compensating organizations and individuals to accomplish data collection activities:

The collection of 50 surveys using a hand distribution methodology- We will be partnering with local organizations and agencies to collect a survey from approximately 50 consumer/constituents on site. Surveys will take between 8 and 10 minutes to complete. One hour long trainings are scheduled in your area between 5/20 and 5/22 at a variety of times. We will begin collecting surveys the week of 5/25 and complete collection no later than July 2015. We will be providing compensation for survey collection.

We will be collecting surveys in the following Parishes (Jefferson Parish, Orleans Parish, Plaquemines Parish, Lafourche Parish, East Baton Rouge, Livingston Parish, St. Tammany Parish, St. Charles Parish, and St. Bernard Parish) between May 25th and July 15th. We will be providing $100 incentives for every 50 completed surveys. (Maximum of $200 per person) I have included a survey training schedule here. Please email me (or have your volunteers email me directly) with the dates and times they are able to attend training to administer surveys. Please find a copy of the survey attached to this email.  Call me with any questions.

Training Day 8-10am 10-12 am 12-2 pm 3-5 pm 5-7 pm
Wednesday – 5/20 10:00-11:00 AM

Ochsner Center for Primary Care & Wellness
1401 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA  70121
Primary Care Building – 1st. floor
Camellia A is available all day

12:30-1:30 PM

Ochsner Health Center Luling
St. Charles Parish Hospital
879 Milling Avenue
Luling, LA  70070
Huff Building – Plantation Room

3:30-4:30 PM

Ochsner Medical Center Kenner
200 W. Esplanade Avenue
Kenner, LA  70065
7 th. Floor Auditorium

5:30-6:30 PM

West Jeff Medical Plaza in the Diabetes Classroom – address 4523 Westbank Expressway, Marrero, LA

Thursday      – 5/21 8:30-9:30 AM

Ochsner Medical Center Baptist
4429 Clara Street, New Orleans 70130
Krewe Room – 3rd. fl. McFarland Medical Plaza

1:00-2:00 PM

Interim LSU Hospital/UMCMC

4:00-5:00 PM

Ochsner Medical Center Westbank

2500 Belle Chasse Highway

Gretna, LA  70056

Riverview Room

6:00-7:00 PM

Touro Infirmary
3439 Prytania Street
2nd floor
New Orleans, LA 70115
Parking: street or Delachaise St. garage (validation)

Friday            –  5/22 8:30-9:30 AM

Ochsner Medical Center Northshore
100 Medical Center Drive
Slidell, LA  70461
Camellia Room – 1st. floor of hospital

11:00-12:00 noon

Ochsner Medical Center St. Anne
4608 Highway 1
Raceland, LA  70394
Managers Meeting Room – 1st. floor Administrative Wing

1:00-2:00 PM

St. Tammany Parish Hospital

3:00-4:00 PM

Ochsner Medical Center Baton Rouge
17000 Medical Center Drive
Baton Rouge, LA  70816
Cafeteria Board Room – 1St. Floor


Criss Hopson

Senior Project Director

347 S. Howard St. SE

Atlanta, GA 30317

Corporate Headquarters: 412.281.2313

Cell Phone: 334.414.7082

Fax Number: 412.281.9946



Committee for A Better New Orleans – May 13 CPP Meeting Notes

Notes from last weeks meeting and important next steps.
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May 13 CPP Meeting Notes

Next Meeting:
June 1, 6:00 p.m., Refresh Project Meeting Room

A group of CPP supporters/volunteers met on May 13 to discuss the opportunity presented by the city’s current Resiliency Plan process.  This process is being conducted under the auspices of (and funded by) the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities program.  New Orleans is one of 67 cities worldwide chosen thus far to participate in this program, and the first part of the program is for the city to complete a Resiliency Plan.  The current timetable is that this plan will be presented at about the time of the Katrina 10th anniversary.
A formal, inclusive, permanent, citywide structure for community participation is an essential component of being a resilient city, and there has been at least some recognition of this by some of the city government officials working on the plan.  We know that effective planning and legislation can only be successful if its foundation is built from the experiences and ideas of those who are MOST impacted – from the bottom up. This is the goal of the Citizen Participation Plan.  This gives us the opportunity to bring forth the NOLA CPP model, both in conversations with these city officials and especially at public input meetings that are supposed to take place in July.
The official definition of resiliency being used for this process (provided by Rockefeller) is this:  “Resilience is the capacity of individuals, communities, institutions, businesses and systems within a city to survive, adapt and grow, no matter what kinds of chronic stresses and acute shocks they experience.”
A list of chronic stresses and acute shocks is also included in the Rockefeller brochure.  Those most relevant to New Orleans include chronic stresses such as lack of affordable housing, high unemployment, homelessness, changing demographics, lack of social cohesion, poverty and inequity, aging infrastructure, crime and violence, and inefficient public transportation; and acute shocks such as flooding, hazardous materials accidents, severe storms and extreme rainfall, disease outbreak, and infrastructure or building failure.
After some discussion at our meeting, there was strong consensus on using this opportunity to demand that the Resiliency Plan include a mandate for a formal, permanent, inclusive community participation structure.  We felt that we should recommend the NOLA CPP model, as submitted to City Planning back in September 2010, as an example and call for it to be a starting point, but not go so far as to demand that it be the structure that is ultimately adopted.
As leverage points to increase the chances of being successful, we identified the following:
  – Advocating for our position with the Greater New Orleans Foundation, which is playing a large role in the Resiliency Plan process, and the Rockefeller Foundation (which provided significant support to the work of developing the NOLA CPP model ).
  – Making sure that we have a substantial presence at the community meetings advocating strongly for this position.
  – Working to get media coverage of our position.
  – Related to the media point, taking advantage of the fact that New Orleans will be in the national and international spotlight both because of its selection as one of the 100 Resilient Cities and of course because of the Katrina anniversary.
There were several next steps that we agreed need to be taken:
– We need to document how a strong civic engagement structure positively impacts as many components of resiliency as possible.  Among those components we identified at the meeting were:
  – capacity of residents, both to enhance their personal resiliency and to be self-determining
  – information flows between residents and government, particularly as they relate to the acute shock situations but also in terms of participating in finding solutions to the chronic stresses.
  – public safety in general
  – sustainable, inclusive, equitable development
  – water management
CBNO will prepare a white paper on this subject, from which we will then create a single page fact sheet and/or brochure.  Any thoughts, reference materials, etc. that anyone has related to this would be very welcome.
– We need to get as much clarity as possible about who are the real leaders and decision-makers for the New Orleans Resiliency Plan.  Jeff Hebert, the director of NORA, has also been given the title of Chief Resiliency Officer and is the public face of this work; Jeff has indicated that he is aware of the previous CPP work and of the importance of structured civic engagement in true resiliency.  However, it is not likely that he has final say over the content of the Plan.
– Similarly, we need to know who the city considers to be the primary stakeholders in this process.  Generating as much support for our position among these primary stakeholders is another leverage point.
– Once we have at least some sense of the answers to these questions, we need to request a meeting with Jeff and whomever else we identify, to make our case.
Overall, the group felt that this was a very real and important opportunity to advocate for a strong CPP in New Orleans.  Given the time frame, there is considerable urgency in this as well.  Thus, we will be convening another CPP team meeting on Monday, June 1, at 6PM in the ReFresh Project meeting room.  This is on the second floor of the building at Broad and Bienville where Liberty’s Kitchen and Whole Foods are located.  We invite you to join the conversation and the advocacy effort, as it will be more likely to succeed if there is as much active involvement and support as possible.