Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI) is a stand-alone, private, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization established in 1997 with a statewide mission to create the circumstances that improve the health of the population of the state through partnerships. LPHI is one of over 20 public health institutes nationally. LPHI's mission is to promote and improve the health and quality of life in Louisiana through public-private partnering at the community, parish, and state levels. LPHI has been engaged in metro New Orleans for almost a decade around a broad portfolio of health interventions. Some such programs include obesity prevention and chronic disease management through a federal Steps grant, primary care networking through federal and philanthropic grants, school based clinics through post-Katrina WK Kellogg grant and tobacco prevention on behalf of the State of Louisiana.
Neighborhoods Partnership Network, NPN, brings established, respected and effective relationships with neighborhood associations and equivalent groups and provides convening, information, leadership capacity-building and brokering and advocacy activities, especially around disparities, with and for them. NPN has Healthy Neighborhoods Coordinators provide continuous and integrated coordination of the NPN role and coordination with partners in support of resident leadership in building holistic solutions to health equity. A element of the NPN role in HNON is the inclusion of a healthy neighborhood curriculum into its "Capacity College," which provides leadership development and skill-building for neighborhood change agents.
Concordia, LLC brings urban design expertise and substantive experience in the New Orleans recovery through its leadership in the UNOP Citywide Strategic Recovery and Rebuilding Plan, the recovery School Facilities Master Plan, partnership with the Smart Foundation on "Lagniappe Schools" and their leadership work in the "Nexus" model approach to vibrant neighborhood hubs. The Concordia team provides expertise and development around healthy neighborhood design, asset analysis, neighborhood engagement, neighborhood assessment, land use, technical assistance to neighborhoods and web-based data reporting.