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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

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

New Orleans needs places that provide primary health care such as help with diabetes, hypertension and other chronic health problems and since Hurricane Katrina many primary clinics were lost. New Orleans is still trying to rebuild and NOFAH provides this care to those who work but do not have health insurance. It is helping so many people and could do so much more with more financial help and volunteer health professionals. NOFAH is a great organization and is trying to grow to meet more people's needs.

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Donor

Rating: 4

The staff and volunteers of NOFHA are the kind of people who dedicate their lives to the service of others. They do what we are all called to do - to be stewards of humanity, giving selflessly to the total well-being of others. NOHFA, if allowed to grow and flourish, can be a place of support and comfort to those patients who work tirelessly without the benefits of healthcare. It is a place that can give them a bit of ease when it comes to their health and enable then to take ownership of their whole well-being.

Review from Guidestar

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Donor

Rating: 5

My husband and I are donors because we feel the NOFHA really fills a niche where health care is needed but not provided. When I visited the facility I was extremely impressed but the expertise, dedication, and compassion of everyone involved there.

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Donor

Rating: 5

New Orleans Faith Health Alliance is a wonderful clinic that has identified a desperately under-served patient population and is working intensely to meet the need. The rebuilding effort in New Orleans as well as the culture that is so essential to the vibrancy of my city is dependent upon many of NOFHA's patients: the artists with no steady job, the undocumented labor force, the part-time dishwashers. These are the unsung heroes that make New Orleans the world-renowned icon of fun and festival: the overworked and uninsured.

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Donor

Rating: 4

I am writing in support of The New Orleans Faith Health Alliance’s (NOFHA). Kaiser Permanente is proud to have been an early corporate supporter of NOFHA. We committed $300,000 over three years to help them with start-up costs. We were attracted to their innovative model to provide affordable coverage and care, as well as their deep commitment to collaboration and community service. In addition to financial support, Kaiser Permanente has shared our health education materials in various languages (our members speak over 120 languages) and have provided pro bono technical assistance in the design of the clinic, sharing what we’ve learned about patient flow, electronic medical record management, efficient use of space, patient privacy, etc. After Hurricane Katrina, we pledged to help communities affected by the storm to recover and rebuild, with a focus on health. Our support of NOFHA is part of that pledge. Each year since 2007, Kaiser Permanente has also sponsored two community service trips per year for 60 of our employees who are helping to rebuild in the Greater New Orleans and Mississippi Gulf Coast areas. One of last year’s teams enthusiastically assisted in the demolition of the former administrative space in the church property, so that the new NOFHA clinic could be realized.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Shortly after moving to New Orleans I discovered the NOFHA. I was immediately impressed with the vision and professionalism of all those involved. In a little over a year I have watched this organization grow and excite many people in the community.

Review from Guidestar