Take Notes! Schools Improve Community Health

Take Notes! Schools Improve Community Health

Schools can have a big impact not only on the education of their students, but also on the health and well-being of their community as a whole. Schools in Catahoula and Concordia parishes are making a difference and leading their communities to a healthier future. Catahoula and Concordia parishes are rural and federally designated Health …

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Dr. K leads residents in an underserved area towards better health

Dr. K leads residents in an underserved area towards better health

Dr. Keisha Harvey, or Dr. K, is a board-certified family medicine physician, but her clinic offers more than primary care to the community. “We’re a big part of the heart of this community,” she says. “I like to think that we are one of the staples here.” Dr. K’s Family Medicine is located in Bogalusa, …

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Celeste Terry and EXCELth team want bright smiles for all Louisiana’s children

Celeste Terry and EXCELth team want bright smiles for all Louisiana’s children

Dental Hygienist Celeste Terry knows the link between oral health and overall health, which is why she’s committed to being part of Well-Ahead’s Louisiana Seals Smiles program. Louisiana Seals Smiles provides funding and resources for collaboration between oral health providers and schools in an effort to improve the oral health of children ages 6-14. Through …

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Hardtner Medical Center’s pharmacist enhances Chronic Care Management team

Hardtner Medical Center’s pharmacist enhances Chronic Care Management team

Hardtner Medical Center in Olla recently brought their pharmacist into the Center’s Chronic Care Management team to better serve their at-risk chronic care patients. Chronic Care Management (CCM) is a set of coordinated services provided outside of regular office visits to Medicare patients with at least two chronic conditions. Hardtner established a CCM program for …

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Hebert earns Rural Health Clinic certification

Hebert earns Rural Health Clinic certification

Congratulations to Well-Ahead Louisiana’s State Office of Rural Health Manager Denaé Hebert, who is now a Certified Rural Health Clinic Professional! Hebert completed nearly 20 hours of course work through the National Association of Rural Health Clinics (NARHC) and passed a proctored exam in order to obtain certification. NARHC’s Certified Rural Health Clinic Professional Course …

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Pastor believes physical, spiritual health tied together

Pastor believes physical, spiritual health tied together

As pastor of Rose Hill Church of Port Allen, James Morrise often speaks to his faith-based community about maintaining a healthy spiritual life. In addition to sharing the word of Christ and encouraging congregants to emulate His example, he also works to educate them on the importance of maintaining good physical health and how it …

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