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Alliance Institute is 501(c)(3) organization that provides community organizing training and capacity building assistance to non-profits and community-based organizations in New Orleans and across the gulf south. With a primary goal of increasing economic and social equity through community engagement, Alliance Institute works to provide individuals, families, and organizations with the skills and tools they need to fully participate in the decision making processes that affect them in their homes, neighborhoods, and communities.

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Health Care Access Along the Gulf Coast

By bringing together a diverse set of stakeholders from across the Gulf Coast region, Alliance Institute and its partners are ensuring that residents have a real say in the future of healthcare services in their communities.


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Friday
Dec072012

VIET Plays Key Role in Health Clinic Expansion Project in Louisiana

VIET hosts a community meeting on the Gulf Region Health Outreach Program.By La'Keidra Mitchell

Vietnamese Initiatives in Economic Training (VIET) has been making significant strides as the designated Louisiana community based organization for the Gulf Regional Health Outreach Program (GRHOP). VIET is engaging oil spill-impacted communities in seven Louisiana coastal parishes. Because the foundation of GRHOP began in Louisiana several years ago, the initial outreach process has progressed at much quicker pace than in the other project states. 

VIET is very well known throughout New Orleans and under the leadership of Cyndi Nguyen the organization is already deeply engaged in many community coalitions and activities. VIET started strong in their GRHOP community coalition involvement with a November 2012 meeting in the New Orleans East community. The meeting introduced GRHOP to community members and asked for feedback. Subsequent meetings were scheduled and partners have remained engaged and excited about GRHOP through VIET’s interactive approaches of outreach. A tour has been scheduled of the NOELA clinic and community feedback cards have been created for distribution in the area. 

Also in November, representatives from Louisiana Public Health Institute and Alliance Institute met with partners in Jean Lafitte. The relationship with Jean Lafitte began in 2010 with Alliance Institute Executive Director Stephen Bradberry, Lafitte representatives, and the Robert F. Kennedy Foundation to address the various concerns and issues concerning residents directly impacted by the BP oil spill. Currently, Lafitte residents are ready to move forward with the plans for the health clinic and to get services flowing to those impacted families. VIET met with key players in Lafitte and also toured the future site for the clinic and met the new CEO of Jefferson Community Health Care, Dr. Shondra Williams. 

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