Community-Partner-Updates

Community Partner Updates

See what our Community Advisory Board (CAB) members and partners have been up to! Click on the photo for a gallery of pictures, view a video and read updates. To find out more about our partners, click here to visit our Community Partners page.

Photos 1-4: Fit NOLA remixes meetings with Community Sector group
New Orleans’ Fit NOLA initiative threw out the typical format of coalitions and partnership meetings at its Community Sector gathering Sept. 30. Instead of hours of sitting and talking, the group held a mix of ice breakers, improvisation warm-ups and group activities to walk attendees through collaborative discussions and visual mapping. Two major outcomes of the meeting were neighborhood-level maps of health resources and creative campaigns and strategies to identify areas of potential alignment.
Additionally, Tulane Prevention Research Center (PRC) Assistant Director Keelia O’Malley received a proclamation from New Orleans city government for her leadership co-chairing the Community Sector.
For more on Fit NOLA, visit www.nola.gov/health-department/fit-nola.

Photos 5-7 and Video Below: Edible Schoolyard New Orleans celebrates 10 years and other milestones
The gardens and culinary education programs at Edible Schoolyard New Orleans have spread across five schools, reaching 3,100 children and their families. A staff of 25 dedicated garden and chef educators collectively aim to teach children to make healthy connections through food – with one another, the natural world, and themselves.
Students and staff celebrate joyful and meaningful garden and kitchen classes and special events across five FirstLine schools in New Orleans, in this new video (see below) generously filmed and edited by Nisa East of RUBBERNECK Productions.
Additionally, ESYNOLA has several volunteer opportunities available throughout the fall. Click here to sign up and learn more about the events, garden days, dinners and more.


Edible Schoolyard New Orleans from Nisa East on Vimeo.

Photo 8: Daughters of Charity Health Centers opens in upgraded space
Daughters of Charity Health Centers (DCHC) is excited to announce that Daughters of Charity Health Center – Louisa has moved to the newly developed Desire Community Square complex, located at 3303 Higgins Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70126. A back-to-school health fair including a ribbon cutting celebration was held August 13. The new, larger space offers greater access to primary and preventive care for the entire family – children, adults and seniors – under one roof. New patients are welcome.
Expanded services include Pediatrics (Children and Adolescents), General Medicine (Adults and Senior Citizens), and Medicare and Medicaid Enrollment. Joining Dr. Suzanne Lefevre (Pediatrics) in providing care at the new Louisa practice is Jarrod Nero, FNP (Adult General Medicine).
Call (504) 948-2873 to schedule an appointment at Daughters of Charity Health Center or visit www.dchcno.org.

Photo 9: New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) seeks input from community
In October 2016, New Orleans residents will have an opportunity to identify and prioritize the top public safety concerns in their neighborhoods at the department's first-ever "Community Engagement Night Out." Building on the NOPD's work to create a strong community engagement and outreach plan, this night of public meetings encourages residents to come together to identify their top public safety priorities and to hear directly from their police district leadership on what can be done to address their concerns.
Police district leadership and officers will attend the meetings, but an independent facilitator will lead the meetings at each location. Participants will be asked a series of questions, and based on their feedback, the group will prioritize the top three concerns that the district should address. Following the meeting, each police district will develop a plan for how it will address the concerns and how it will update the community on the progress.
The meetings will be held on Thursday, October 13th from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at eight locations, one in each police district. To find the meeting in your district, click here

Topics:   community advisory board , community health

Other Related Posts

Tulane-partners-with-The-Food-Trust-in-launching-Center-for-Healthy-Food-Access-

Tulane partners with The Food Trust in launching Center for Healthy Food Access

Food Environment Research

Published: February 21, 2017

Food helps bring people together. But accessing healthy food is a challenge, particularly for people living in underserved neighborhoods. While improvements have been made across the country to bring healthier food to more people in more places, a new coordinated national effort – which includes New Orleans and Tulane University – is seeking to build upon the work of organizations, institutions and businesses by sharing lessons learned, sparking inspiration and testing groundbreaking ideas. Diego Rose,…

Read More

Residents-urged-to-get-Movin-for-LIFE

Residents urged to get Movin' for LIFE

Physical Activity Research Special Community Engagement Projects

Published: February 21, 2017

The Tulane University Prevention Research Center (PRC) is encouraging residents of New Orleans to walk more with a new campaign that highlights maps of walking routes throughout the city's Ninth Ward. An outdoor advertising campaign using billboards, bus shelters and street poles was also conducted from January to February 2017 as part of a five-year initiative called Movin' for LIFE (Lasting Improvements for Fitness and Energy). The initiative is led by the PRC with input…

Read More

Louisiana-promotes-toolkit-for-daycare-centers-to-reduce-screen-time-

Louisiana promotes toolkit for daycare centers to reduce screen time

Special Community Engagement Projects

Published: February 21, 2017

Children spend an average of seven hours per day using electronic devices including TV, videos, DVDS, computers, tablets, and other handheld devices. Too much screen time can lead to reduced physical activity, thus increasing a child's risk for being overweight or obese. In 2015, Tulane Prevention Research Center faculty co-investigator, Jeanette Gustat, PhD, MPH, partnered with Louisiana Department of Health and the Louisiana Department of Education to begin looking at strategies to reduce screen time…

Read More

Message-from-the-Director

Message from the Director

Special Community Engagement Projects

Published: February 21, 2017

I gave up on magazine subscriptions a long time ago. I just never could find the time to keep up with the reading. So, I was pleasantly surprised recently when I received three magazines in the mail in one day. Pleasantly because they were free, and surprised because all three were about health, more or less. I thought I would scan quickly through them and into the recycling bin they would go. But I found…

Read More

Community-Partner-Updates

Community Partner Updates

Special Community Engagement Projects

Published: February 20, 2017

See what our Community Advisory Board (CAB) members and partners have been up to! Click on the photo for a gallery of pictures, view a video and read updates. To find out more about our partners, click here to visit our Community Partners page. PHOTOS 1-4: FitLot built its first outdoor fitness park along the Lafitte Greenway in New Orleans in late January, thanks to volunteers – including Saints NFL punter Thomas Morstead – working…

Read More

Legislative-Updates

Legislative Updates

Policy & Education

Published: February 17, 2017

New members join Louisiana Obesity Commission At its January 2017 meeting, the Louisiana Obesity Prevention and Management Commission voted in two new members: Partnership for a Healthier Southwest Louisiana Southwest Louisiana and the Louisiana State University AgCenter. They will hold two seats designated for community-based groups. The January meeting also resulted in the co-chair nomination of Denise Holston of the LSU AgCenter to join current co-chair Melissa Martin of the Louisiana Department of Health's Bureau…

Read More

Staff-Spotlight

Staff Spotlight

Special Community Engagement Projects

Published: February 17, 2017

Dr. Jylana L. Sheats, PhD, MPH is a behavioral scientist and educator with a passion for working with racial/ethnic and vulnerable populations to reduce health disparities and promote health equity. Within the broader fields of nutrition and physical activity, her research is focused on: 1) examining psychosocial, social, environmental, and policy-related determinants of obesogenic behaviors and chronic diseases; 2) developing and testing technologies to deliver obesity and chronic disease-related behavior change interventions; and 3) utilizing…

Read More

CDC-staff-visit-Tulane-PRC

CDC staff visit Tulane PRC

Special Community Engagement Projects

Published: February 16, 2017

For a little over three days in late January, the Tulane Prevention Research Center (PRC) hosted three staff from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The out-of-town guests who visited New Orleans all work for the CDC’s Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers Program, the network that funds all 26 PRCs around the country. The site visit included meetings with the Tulane PRC staff, community partners, government health officials, and Tulane University administration…

Read More

Nutrition-Bites-Tips-on-how-to-eat-healthier-and-save-time

Nutrition Bites: Tips on how to eat healthier and save time

Special Community Engagement Projects

Published: February 16, 2017

In a perfect world, all your responsibilities – personal and professional – can be completed with time to spare. In reality, responsibilities need to be prioritized, and what often falls by the wayside is personal health. While there may be nothing wrong with eating the occasional junk food to indulge a sweet tooth, this indulgence can often begin a junk food cycle, in which any individual with a busy schedule can become a victim. So…

Read More

Active-Steps-Staying-active-during-Mardi-Gras-season

Active Steps: Staying active during Mardi Gras season

Special Community Engagement Projects

Published: February 16, 2017

You've made your New Year's resolution to exercise more often. You've made it through January and you've settled into your new exercise routine – congratulations! As those pounds slowly come off and your energy gradually increases, you're feeling really good. But then it's February, and King Cake and Mardi Gras season are fully upon us. How can you balance having fun with staying active? While it's important to maintain a regular workout routine, sometimes the…

Read More

canary