The Tulane school of Medicine has entered into partnerships with several local non-profit organizations to provide free health care. A sample of these partnerships include:
A fully equipped community health center housed in a renovated former church and school, St. Cecilia, a project of the Daughters of Charity of New Orleans. The health center emphasizes the medical home model of preventive care, coordination of care and the use of nationally recognized standards of treatment, tailored to the unique needs of each community in collaboration with local care providers. Tulane faculty from the Department of Family and Community Medicine deliver patient care at the site and serve as associate medical director and lead physician, and also work with PACE, a community based program to maintain and support frail elderly to remain in a community setting with their family.
The New Orleans Musicians' Clinic provides access to health and social welfare services for the local music community. Since 1998, the clinic has played a key role in sustaining the health of New Orleans musicians. As housing, family and financial challenges continue, the clinic remains a core resource for the music community. Tulane provides mental health services including counseling and drum circles, and students are active participants in the programming.
St Anna's Medical Mission is a mobile unit that rotates through neighborhoods in and around New Orleans providing holistic healthcare through a volunteer doctor, nurse, social worker and non-medical volunteers. Since the weeks just after Katrina, students, residents and faculty have partnered with the Medical Mission to provide primary care and mental health services. This includes service by our faculty as the volunteer medical director.
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