New Orleans Faith Health Alliance

Rating: 4.81 stars   43 reviews

Issues: Health

Location: 3401 Canal Street Suite 200 NE New Orleans LA 70119 USA

Mission: To provide quality, affordable primary care to working uninsured and their families.
Geographic areas served: Greater New Orleans Area
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 26-2665118
504-486-8585
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Rating: 5 stars  

NOFHA fulfills a distinct need in our community - affordable primary health care for the working uninsured, by a caring staff that follows up with the patient and teaches healthy lifestyles. The staff and volunteers are dedicated to the mission and passionate about their work.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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9 people found this review helpful

I was sold on the concept of NOFHA from the day I heard of the concept - a provider of affordable health care for those who are employed, but not able to afford health insurance. More important to me was the idea of integrating physical, emotional and spiritual health. NOFHA not only treats illness, but teaches health and wellness and asks its patients to take responisibilty for managing their own health. It has been very fulfilling to watch NOFHA grow from mere concept, to a fully operational clinic, but we need financial support to continue our mission!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

watching a dire need in the community be filled.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

watching a dire need in the community be fulfilled!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

wonderful, caring individuals whose hearts have led them to put the needs of others before their own.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

continue to grow and serve the community!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

 
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9 people found this review helpful

NOFHA is a wonderful ministry, bringing together various faith groups in our community to serve the common good in providing health care for the working uninsured. I really like the fact that NOFHA is a comprehensive approach to health, welness and spirituality with a focus on the "working" uninsured. It's a great model that fosters people understanding and taking ownership of their health and welness.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have served on the board and seen the model work forst hand.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

My greatest concern is the sustainability of the model in a tough economy. It is donor dependent and a start up effort without a lot of name recognition - yet!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The great group of board members.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Staff were very committed and embracing.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

With $10 million, NOFHA could be the model replicated throughout our community and be the sought after best practice model offered elsewhere in the country.

Ways to make it better...

My experience has been good.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Raising revenue is the biggest challenge of this organization.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I look forward to NOFHA's future.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

 
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11 people found this review helpful

NOFHA fulfills an important need in the community. It provides a place for the uninsured workers in the New Orleans community to receive primary health care. Additionally, the organization has staff members who are fluent in Spanish to help those workers who do not speak English.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

I am honored to be involved with an organization that offers faith based comprehensive health care to the working uninsured and their families. These are the people who work so hard and yet often "fall btween the cracks." This program offers them a "helping hand," not a handout.What impresses me most about the program is that it is a project of, for and by the faith, health and business communities. It receives no federal or state funding. It offers a medical home for patients, as well as continuity of care and the staff support and education to empower patients to care for themselves and develop/maintain a healthy lifestyle.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing the patients who have received services and their level of satisfaction at how they were treated and the extent of the care they received.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

 
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5 people found this review helpful

New Orleans Faith Health Alliance (NOFHA) is a much needed Health Center established for the working uninsured - a very underserved group. Our cliets often earn too much for federal assistance, yet too little to purchase health insurance. One of the best aspects of our model of care is the health coaching. It offers "Health, Hope and Healing".

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

meeting with and talking to some of the clients and hearing their stories. Also, serving on the Board and working with the wonderful staff, I have developed a real appreciation for all that they ofer to the uninsured in our community.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

 
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9 people found this review helpful

NOFHA provides a medical home for individuals who are working and uninsured in the Greater New Orleans area. NOFHA believes in treating the whole person- mind, body and spirit. The health coaching program that helps patients develop and implement wellness goals is one of the things that makes NOFHA unique.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The information that I hear from the staff and the patients on how health coaching has helped, has motivated me to be more in touch with my own health and not take it for granted.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The dedication of the staff to make sure all patients are treated with dignity and respect.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

awesome! supportive and committed!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make a significant impact on the way health care is provided and the health status of the Greater New Orleans Community.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

 
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8 people found this review helpful

Directed towards the working uninsured, this is a great program for those who want to help themselves and willing to take responsibility for their lives and health. The model which includes a Health Coach to help the patinet understand and change unhealthy behavior that may cause major issues like high blood pressure or diabetes. All patients are treated with dignity and respect that encourages their sense of self worth and work ethic.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

not as a patient, only as a volunteer

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the patient responses and improved health outcomes.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

genuinely concerned and commited to the mission.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

have a major impact on the health care of a substantial protion of the new orleans work force which is currently without (and will remain that way for at least 4 years, even with the new health care bill)any health insurance or viable alternative.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

 
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