Comprehensive sex education is one of the best ways to positively impact the poor sexual health statistics for our teens here in Louisiana," said APHA member Kristie Bardell, MPH, associate director of the Family Health Portfolio at the Louisiana Public Health Institute, in a news release.
Caption: Geaux Talk, a campaign by the Louisiana Public Health Institute, encourages parents to talk to teens about sex.
We obtained data on the use of PCMH processes from a semiannual telephone survey conducted with primary care clinic leaders by trained staff at the Louisiana Public Health Institute between June 2008 and June 2010.
To mitigate against this, we focused on clinic changes over time, validated the data, and focused comparisons on associations with level of NCQA recognition as directly reported by NCQA to Louisiana Public Health Institute.
We are grateful to Melinda Abrams for guidance over the course of this research, and for support by our New Orleans partners at the Louisiana Public Health Institute, especially Chatrian Kanger, Shelina Foderingham, Lisanne Brown, Maria Ludwick, Karen Mason, and Clayton Williams.
Anium Khurshid and Maria Ludwick, of the Louisiana Public Health Institute
, will be presenting on their organizations' accomplishments in data-driven, IT-facilitated population health management, at the Healthcare Informatics Executive Summit, to be held in San Francisco in May.
One organization that had for years been working to improve the health of New Orleanians is the Louisiana Public Health Institute
, a not-for-profit public health institute established in 1997, whose mission is "to promote and improve health and quality of life in Louisiana through diverse public-private partnerships with government, foundations, community groups, academia and private businesses at the community, parish and state levels.