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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Community Clinics, Health, Hospitals

Mission: To provide quality, affordable primary care to working uninsured and their families.

Geographic areas served: Greater New Orleans Area

Programs: Provide affordable healthcare services to working uninsured individuals and families in greater new orleans. In addition to providing primary care services, the organization provides health coaching/nutrition education to all patients. However, those who are diabetic or hypertensive are strongly encouraged and recommended to work with the health coach/nutrition educator to develop an individual health plan. We logged over 1,000 visits in 2012 and continued to provide individual support to all patients making lifestyle changes for improved health. 100% of the hypertensive patients that worked with the health coach/nutrition educator improved their blood pressure over the year. The organization also provides blood pressure screenings, flu vaccines and health education in the community at health fairs, schools and in the workplace.

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Community Stories

8 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

Previous Stories
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Board Member

Rating: 5

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!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

5

Board Member

Rating: 5

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".

Review from Guidestar

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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.