Community-Partner-Updates

Community Partner Updates

See what our Community Advisory Board (CAB) members have been up to this spring. Click on the photo to view a gallery of pictures from three of our members. To find out more about the CAB, click here.

Ruth U. Fertel/ Tulane Community Health Center’s Brinton Family Health and Healing Center
Pictures 1-3: The Ruth U. Fertel/ Tulane Community Health Center’s Brinton Family Health and Healing Center provides free health and wellness programming to residents of the greater New Orleans area. In addition to sliding scale primary care services, the clinic harnesses the resources of the community to creatively get people invested in their health. Below, three clinic programs – Soul Steppers, Krewe De Lose, and Computer Literacy – are highlighted with this month's updates!
The participant-led healthy lifestyle and weight loss class Krewe De Lose meets every Monday in the clinic at 5:15 pm. The group members dance, learn about the week's nutrition topic – such as reading food labels or avoiding emotional eating – and share successes and challenges from the week.
Every Saturday morning, the clinic's AARP-sponsored walking group Soul Steppers meets in City Park to walk and share healthy lifestyle tips. The group, which includes staff and providers from the Ruth U. Fertel/ Tulane Community Health Center, walk together to train for upcoming walking races around the city. Twelve members recently completed the 6.5 mile Crescent City Classic!
The clinic also offers individual computer classes to anyone in the community who is interested. Computer literacy is an important way patients are able to navigate their own health and well being – from writing a resume to accessing authoritative health information online. Here, a graduate from the computer literacy program returns as a tutor, teaching another patient how to search for jobs online.
For more information about the clinic, visit www.rftchc.org.

7th Ward Neighborhood Association
Pictures 4-7: On March 7, the 7th Ward Neighborhood Association hosted a Rain Barrel and Rain Garden Build Workshop, sponsored by Global Green’s Water Wise NOLA program and Dana Brown & Associates. Attendees included New Orleans Councilmember Jared Brossett, students from KIPP Central City Academy and local residents.

Martin Mental Health
Picture 8: J. Casey Martin, LPC of Martin Mental Health has been busy marketing and distributing his free e-book, titled A Good Place to Start: Improving Your Relationship with Food. So far in 2015, he presented at the Louisiana Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers in March, and he will be presenting at the Louisiana College Counseling Association in May. Both presentations focus on the treatment of eating disorders.
For more information and to download the e-book, visit martinmentalhealth.com.

Topics:   community health , community advisory board , physical activity , diet , nutrition , obesity

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