ALFORD: For Health Care Woes, Jindal Prescribes Confusion

Sep 2, 2014 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

From Jeremy Alford @ "You should not drive or operate heavy machinery while attempting to understand the health care decisions made in recent years by Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration. Nor should you mix the resulting news coverage with alcohol (actually, that might not be a terrible idea). Side effects may include headaches, feelings of despair, ...

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Peterson On Rev. Avery Alexander

Aug 27, 2014 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

"I've predicated my career in service on the legacy of Rev. Alexander and his passion for justice, equality, and our community. I've been proud to have the opportunity to honor his legacy in a variety of ways, including renaming I-10 from the Parish line to the Crescent City Connection as the "Avery C. Alexander Expressway," ...

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KCP Celebrates Gaines as Peoples’ Health Champion at Saints Game

Aug 15, 2014 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

During tonight's preseason dome opener, we will celebrate acclaimed Louisiana author Ernest Gaines as a Peoples' Health Champion. Born and raised in rural Louisiana, Gaines ed poverty and lack of opportunity at age 15 when he moved to the West Coast and immersed himself in writing. After earning literary grants and fellowships, he published such celebrated works ...

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Poverty Still Pervasive Among NO Public School Kids

Aug 11, 2014 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

The new school year begins with NOLA public school kids still suffering from high levels of poverty. According to the Cowen Institute, "New Orleans public schools are among the highest in the nation for its percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-priced lunch (FRL)."  Read more about the issue here.   

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HHS awards $54.6m from ACA for mental health; 2 grants in NOLA

Jul 31, 2014 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

The Federal Department of Health and Human Services just awarded over $54m in mental health service funding through the Affordable Care Act and two New Orleans centers have been named as awardees. Excelth and Marillac Community Health Center (Daughters of Charity) are among the 221 centers nationwide receiving mental health grants for community health care services. From ...

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Smoke-Free Week In New Orleans

Jul 23, 2014 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

Did you know that over 100 bars in New Orleans are smoke-free? A partnership between Healthier Air for All, the office of Councilmember Latoya Cantrell, and the Foundation for Louisiana's Cultural Economy is bringing a week full of events focusing on bringing smoke-free spaces to Louisianians. First, some facts on smoking and its danger to our ...

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Corruption Investigation into Jindal DHH Medicaid Contract Continuing

Jul 15, 2014 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

"Whistleblower said claims agreement ‘close’ to fraud" in a contracting case involving a $200m Medicaid contract signed by former Secretary of DHH, Bruce Greenstein. Greenstein resigned after the Federal and State investigations became public. "An anonymous whistleblower warned federal officials about problems “dangerously close” to fraud in connection with the state award of a lucrative, now-scrapped state ...

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See “Getting Back To Abnormal” from PBS POV

Jul 15, 2014 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

The race for the 2010 NOLA council District B seat was won by now-Council President Stacy Head. But that was hardly the whole story. Watch this insightful documentary on PBS tonight to get a smart look at New Orleans politics in 2010. Find out more here.

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Making “PowerMoves”

Jul 7, 2014 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

The lack of economic opportunity drives poverty. Building ladders of opportunity isn't just a proactive step to creating wealth for our communities, but also significantly addresses some of our city's challenges. The statistics are stark: We are a poor city in a poor state. This leaves little in the way of resources to improve our ...

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What Will You Do To Make Peace Your Cause?

Jul 1, 2014 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

Our city's long epidemic of violence will only end when we join together and apply our combined efforts to solve the many facets of this problem. What will you do to help make peace our common cause? Tell us today.  Let's start a conversation [contact-form subject='Ideas for making peace our cause'][contact-field label='Name' type='name' required='1'/][contact-field label='Email' type='email' required='1'/][contact-field ...

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