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Ochsner Health designated 'WellSpot' by La. Dept. of Health

May 6, 2024

WellSpot is the first voluntary designation program of its kind in Louisiana, encouraging organizations and individuals to make small, healthy lifestyle changes in spaces where residents spend most of their time.

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Ochsner Health Network announces multi-million dollar impact

December 20, 2023

The latest report from Ochsner Health Network boasts more than $56 million in total cost-of-care savings to our community’s most vulnerable populations, with $38 million in rewards to be shared among the network’s providers.

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Ochsner Health Announces New Chief Community Medical Officer

November 6, 2023

The new community medical officer role comes a year after the formation of the 38-member Healthy State Advisory Board and furthers the collective Healthy State mission of creating healthier, happier and more productive communities, with health equity at the forefront of these efforts. Together, Healthy State members from every sector bring resources to underserved communities; better understand the impact of health and social conditions; utilize data, technology and innovation to improve outcomes; and invest in Louisiana’s economic growth and workforce.

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Ochsner Health and Chevron partner for a third consecutive year to offer smoking cessation and education program

November 6, 2023

Ochsner Health and Chevron formed a key partnership for the Lung Cancer Awareness, Education and Prevention Program to improve lung health and overall wellness. This critical initiative launched in November 2021 in St. Tammany Parish. Since then, the two organizations have worked together to improve resources and education around smoking cessation and overall lung health.

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National Event to Address Food Insecurity, Obesity and Chronic Conditions in Louisiana

November 2, 2023

The Institute for Value-Based Medicine (IVBM) is renowned for promoting value-based care and advancing healthcare practices. This upcoming event brings together panels of distinguished healthcare and community experts who will delve into the latest innovations of value-based care. Together, they will discuss ways to address food insecurity, obesity and chronic conditions, which are major challenges in Louisiana.

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Prevention to Treatment: The Giving Thanks Cancer Health Fest is Coming Saturday, Nov. 4

October 27, 2023

The Giving Thanks Health Fest will be held at Franklin Avenue Baptist Church on 8282 I-10 Service Rd. in New Orleans East on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The faith-based symposium will explore community solutions for cancer health equity.

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Ochsner, Tulane, RH Impact launch maternal health equity center

August 18, 2023

Tulane University, Ochsner Health and the community nonprofit RH Impact have been awarded a seven-year, $16.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to establish a research center of excellence focused on finding solutions to address Louisiana’s disproportionately high maternal mortality rate.

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