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Jean Lafitte Mayor Meets with Health Care Clinic Advocates, Touts Progress

Mayor Tim Kerner (Jean Lafitte, LA), Michael Roberts and Tracy Khuns of the Louisiana BayouKeepers, and Yakima Keels Black, CEO of Jefferson Community Health Care Center.On Wednesday, May 11, 2011 the new CEO of the Jefferson Community Health Care Center (JCHCC), Yakima Keels Black, visited with Jean Lafitte Mayor Tim Kerner along with representatives of the Louisiana BayouKeepers and Alliance Institute to discuss arrangements for providing health care for the residents of Jean Lafitte, Barataria, and Crowne Pointe, Louisiana.

The meeting included a tour of a proposed facility to house the clinic. Following the tour, the CEO of JCHCC commented that the space exceeded her expectations.  Both the mayor and Mrs. Black expressed excitement about the possibility of bringing the clinic to fruition.  Tracy Khuns of the Louisiana BayouKeepers was also very excited as she has been working with area residents to get access to healthcare since the BP oil disaster.

The meeting was one of several towards getting the clinic opened.  Alliance Institute has been instrumental in bringing all the partners together and shepherding the project.  The effort has been made possible with a grant from the Greater New Orleans Foundation.

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