Community-Partner-Updates

Community Partner Updates

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

Photos 1-3: The Renaissance Project is holding its Regrowing Community Summer Youth Employment Program again this summer. The program was recently featured in NOLA.com. Click here for the story. In the first photo, the folks from left to right are Pamela Williams, then associate director, Dayette Hopkins, Ciera Steward, Erin Smith, Christian Octave (interns who worked in our office last summer), President and Executive Director Greta Gladney, Stephen Gladney with Niyah Magee on his back, and Martaz Lynch, food systems coordinator, standing tall behind the group! The second photo is of youth interns Erin, Ciera, Christian, and Dayette. And the third photo is from the program’s orientation held in June. For more information about the Renaissance Project, click here to visit therenaissanceproject.la.
(Photos courtesy of The Renaissance Project)

Photos 4-6: The Hollygrove Community Family Fest, sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation and Chevron, was held Saturday, June 20th from 2-5pm at Conrad Park and featured Fit NOLA Parks hula hooping and Zumba demonstrations, line dancing, a Space Walk, waterslide, football toss and field games for the kids, music, free food, community resources, a 3-on-3 teen basketball tournament and a second line in the park. The event was attended by 427 people. For more information about Fit NOLA Parks click here to visit www.nola.gov/nordc/fit-nola-parks.
(Photos courtesy of Fit NOLA Parks/New Orleans Recreation Development Commission-NORDC)

Photo 7: Martin Mental Health is excited to announce a huge development in its practice. Beginning in August, Martin Mental Health will move its office to 7611 Maple St. New Orleans, LA 70118. It will also be offering an evening intensive outpatient program for the treatment of eating disorders. The program will run from Monday to Thursday evening and will offer meal therapy, structured group therapy, and nutritional counseling. This will be the only program of its kind in the state of Louisiana, so stay tuned for the official start date. For more information about Martin Mental Health, click here to visit http://martinmentalhealth.com.
(Photo courtesy of Martin Mental Health)

Photos 8-10: The Louisiana Community Health Outreach Network (LACHON) held its annual conference on June 12 in New Orleans with roughly 50 attendees from New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Jefferson Parish and Pointe Coupee Parish. Topics included an overview of policies affecting community health workers and efforts to advance the profession. Speakers included Tulane PRC’s collaborating faculty Ashley Wennerstrom and The BACH Group’s Kristie Bardell. For more information about LACHON and how to become a member, click here to visit http://lachon.strikingly.com.
(Photos courtesy of LACHON)

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