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Welcome to OCAHP

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BACKGROUND
Since Hurricane Katrina (Katrina), Tulane University School of Medicine (School) has been at the forefront of the movement to rebuild a health system that provides all New Orleans residents access to high quality, cost-­‐effective, culturally competent, neighborhood-­‐based primary care. Our faculty, residents and students are involved in numerous community programs serving the most vulnerable populations throughout the city. Building upon the experiences in the immediate post-­‐hurricane environment, the School changed  its mission to “Education, Research, Patient Care: We Heal Communities." This change in  mission was enhanced by the creation of the Office of Community Affairs and Health Policy.

VISION

OCAHP will be a leader in improving population health and building capacity through innovative and community engaged clinical care, education, research, and policy advancement.
 
MISSION
OCAHP improves the health of communities by:
•    Partnering equitably with communities
•    Developing innovative, replicable models of health care delivery, research and education
•    Training a prepared, engaged and effective workforce
•    Convening diverse partners to increase local capacity
•    Systematically studying innovation
•    Disseminating information and findings to a wide range of stakeholders
•    Advancing health policy and informing decision-­‐making processes

1430 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112 504-988-5263 medsch@tulane.edu