NextCity: NOLA a “Resilient City”

Nov 9, 2013 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

From NextCity: With Few Official Resources, a Community Builds Its Resilience From the Ground Up "Resilience is not solely a function of the community’s resources (though those of course help), nor defined solely by the strength of their formal institutions (ditto).Instead we found resilient communities frequently relied as much on informal networks, rooted in deep trust, to ...

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Women Underrepresented on LA Corporate Boards

Oct 27, 2013 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

A report prepared by the Newcomb College Institute of Tulane University and National Association of Women Business Owners reveals a stark truth about Louisiana's corporate leadership. Among the 50 largest publicly-traded firms in Louisiana, only 7.2% of the total board positions are occupied by women. Moreover, Women serve as 13.6% of the total number of executive officers. Of the 287 executive officer positions ...

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Answering Your Questions on Health Care Reform

Oct 22, 2013 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

Friends, You've no doubt read a lot of opinion columns on the Affordable Care Act and the politics involved in its passage and implementation. Too little has been written, however, on how the ACA helps families get affordable health care and live healthier lives. With so many substantive questions out there, it's important that you take advantage of an incredible ...

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No Medicaid Expansion = 240k Louisianians Without Health Coverage

Oct 16, 2013 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

A new report indicates that the Governor's decision to deny Louisianians the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion has cost more than 240k access to health insurance. From the Kaiser Family Foundation: In states that do not expand Medicaid, over five million poor uninsured adults have incomes above Medicaid eligibility levels but below poverty and may fall into ...

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ACA Health Care Marketplace Opens!

Sep 30, 2013 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

For years, we've heard misleading rhetoric about the Affordable Care Act and its benefits to the American people. The time for petty attacks is over. The Affordable Care Act's biggest component, the health care marketplaces, comes online this week. Here's the facts on what you can expect and how it affects you: Are you presently uninsured? Go to and check out the affordable private ...

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Peace As Our Cause

Sep 24, 2013 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

Peace As Our Cause As the violence continues to take lives prematurely in our city...we must remain vigilant and make peace our cause. You can help: - Are you active with your neighborhood association?Find yours here. - Do you report suspicious activity? Report it to your local NOPD District - Have info on a recent crime?Call Crimestoppers - Get involved in anti-violence ...

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Opening New Doors: Costco In District 5

Sep 24, 2013 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

The return of retail to New Orleans is a strong signal that our recovery will not just restore our city, but actually deliver our community to new heights. The option to shop inside of our parish borders portends important gains in both jobs and tax revenue for our parish. In District 5, Costco celebrated its long-awaited opening ...

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Welcome Former US Surgeon General Benjamin to NOLA

Sep 16, 2013 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

Xavier University welcomes Ms. Regina Benjamin, former US Surgeon General, as a faculty member this fall!Learn more about her call to increase public health training and resources from here. "Benjamin, 56, who started work at Xavier on Sept. 6, holds the | Times-Picayune Endowed Chair in Public Health Sciences, which was established with $600,000 from the media ...

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We Will Never Forget

Sep 11, 2013 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

  Today marks the 12th anniversary of a day no American can ever forget. The attacks of September 11th forever changed our nation, not only through the tragic loss of lives, but also by the remarkable courage of those who made the ultimate sacrifice. To commemorate this occasion, I encourage you to join the efforts of The National Day of Service ...

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The Affordable Care Act is working for Louisiana

Sep 4, 2013 1 Comment ›› atuozzolo

Many Louisianians are already reaping the benefits of the Affordable Care Act, whether it’s seniors saving money on their prescriptions, young adults who are able to stay on their parents’ insurance plans or families who’ve gotten rebates on their insurance premiums. Click here to find out more about the benefits Louisiana is receiving through the Affordable ...

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