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

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