Welcome to GeauxHealth!. GeauxHealth! is a collaboration between Louisiana State University (LSU) and Tulane residents who wanted to make community resources more easily accessible to the medical community and the New Orleans population. This community health project was created by residents who take care of patients of all ages from newborns to adults to the geriatric population in the clinic, hospital, and emergency setting. We hope you find these resources useful. They have been carefully vetted to ensure they are still functioning and many are low or no cost options for patients. They are up to date as of December 2020 and will be re-assessed yearly. This directory highlights a subset of resources useful for patients and healthcare workers. An expanded list of community resources can be found here.
Based on the 2019 New Orleans Community Health Assessment, conducted by the New Orleans Health Department every five years, there is evidence of a strong need for community resources in New Orleans. One quarter of New Orleans residents and 40% of children are living in poverty and one fifth of residents are food insecure. The infant mortality rate in Orleans Parish (7.4) per 100,000 live births is higher than LA (7.2) and US overall (5.8). This study which surveyed New Orleanians found that mental health is the top health issue that residents were most concerned about followed by cancer, obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, drug and alcohol use, and women’s health. Crime and violence were perceived to be the biggest barriers to health followed by infrastructure, environment, jobs and income, housing, healthy food, and healthcare. There is great opportunity to promote health in the community and the GeauxHealth! organization seeks to promote health by highlighting resources that already exist in the community and centralizing this information in an easy-to-read website.
We are also conducting a multi-institutional quality improvement study where we are collecting data on current community referral practices of residents and fellows at Tulane and LSU and seeing if the implementation of this website affects these practices.
We are looking into creating a phone application for apple and android systems and are applying for grants to help with the development and promotion of this website to the medical and New Orleans community.
Special Thanks ToDaphne Domalis - assisted in initial stages of technology development
Michael Roberts and Health Connective – assisted in website design and development
Coleen Murphy and the volunteers who created the New Orleans Community Resource Guide for Resistance and Renewal
Contact UsPlease use the contact form if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions on ways to improve this community health resource.
Photography Credits for GeauxHealth