Welcome to OCAHP
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.
OCAHP will be a leader in improving population health and building capacity through innovative and community engaged clinical care, education, research, and policy advancement.
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
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