2023 Day Of Action Partners

On May 8, 2023, Louisiana Families for Vaccines and the Louisiana Vaccine Alliance brought together partners and community members for a Day of Action at the state capitol. Those in attendance were able to make their voice heard during committee meetings and in meetings with their Representatives and Senators. We thank all of the legislators who made time to visit partners resource tables and meet with participants. Click on any organization below to learn more about them and how to connect.

Louisiana Vaccine Alliance
11017 Perkins Rd., Suite C
Baton Rouge, LA  70810
(225) 379-7923
Ashley Politz, LMSW
(225) 505-7611
About Us:
Louisiana Vaccine Alliance is a group of physicians, parents, and community members working to reduce vaccine-preventable disease across the lifespan through education, advocacy, and strategic partnerships.
At the Louisiana Vaccine Alliance, we are focused on achieving goals that directly impact the lives of children in our state.
Our primary goals are to:
  • Raise the public’s awareness of vaccine-preventable disease
  • Increase use of the Louisiana Immunization Network for Kids (LINKs)
  • Educate healthcare providers, the public, and policy makers
  • Provide evidence-based resources families need to make informed choices
  • Advocate for immunization policy in Louisiana that is evidence-based, ensures equitable access to immunizations, and protects communities from vaccine-preventable disease.
Connect With Us:
Twitter: @LaVaccine
Louisiana Families for Vaccines
3433 Hwy 190 PMB 233
Mandeville, LA 70471
Jennifer Herricks, PhD
About Us:
Louisiana Families for Vaccines is a volunteer-led, grassroots network of Louisianans dedicated to advocating for public health and fact-based public policy and promoting immunizations for healthier kids and communities.
Connect With Us:
Instagram: @LA_Families4Vax
National Association of Social Workers- Louisiana Chapter
P.O. Box 4093 Baton Rouge, LA 70821
Contact name: Will Francis, He/Him/His, Executive Director National Association of Social Workers – Louisiana and Texas Chapters
About Us:
  • Promoting the social work profession and its efforts to ensure justice and equality for Louisiana’s diverse citizenship.
Connect With Us: 
Twitter: @NASWTX
Instagram: @nasw_la
SAFE Communities Coalition
1140 U.S. Hwy 287
Suite 400-199
Broomfield, CO 80020
Northe Saunders
About Us:
SAFE Communities Coalition supports pro-vaccine legislation and lawmakers.
Connect With Us:
Facebook: @SAFECommCo
Twitter: @SAFECommCo
Instagram: safecommco
Access Health Louisiana
2900 Indiana Avenue
Kenner, LA 70065
Contact name: Chenier Reynolds-Montz, Senior Vice President of School Health & Strategic Media
About Us:
  • Our mission is simple:  to improve the health of the people we serve.  We do this by striving for the highest levels of patient care every day.  In fact, Access Health Louisiana has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) based upon standards of patient safety and quality.  This means that AHL adheres to evidenced-based standards shown to improve quality, health and safety of its patients, as well as reduced costs.
  • Access Health Louisiana is also a 2020 recipient of a National Quality Leader Award from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).  As a health center quality leader, AHL achieved the best overall clinical performance among all health centers, placing in the top 10 percent of the adjusted quartile rankings for Clinical Quality Measures.  AHL was also recognized with a Health Disparities Reducer Award and Access Enhancer Award for increasing access to healthcare and improving health outcomes for racial and ethnic minorities.

Access Health Louisiana (AHL) is a network of Federally Qualified Health Centers. Our network of more than 100 providers sees more than 62,000 patients a year in 16 Louisiana parishes including: Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, St. Charles, Washington, Plaquemines, Tangipahoa, Iberville, St. James, Allen, Avoyelles, La Salle, Natchitoches, Grant, and Rapides.  No one will be denied access to services due to an inability to pay, and there is a discounted sliding fee schedule available based on family size and income

Connect With Us:
Instagram: accesshealthla
Autism Society of Greater New Orleans
P.O. Box 7028 Metairie, LA 70010
Contact name: Claire Tibbetts
Contact email: info@asgno.org
About Us:
  • We create connections, empowering everyone in the Autism community with the resources needed to live fully. We are working to create a world where everyone is connected to the support they need, when they need it.
Connect With Us:
Twitter: @ASofGNO
Instagram: @autism_nola
Louisiana School-Based Health Alliance
(504) 313-2058
Contact name: Chenier Reynolds-Montz, LASBHA President
Contact email: nolanewsgirl@gmail.com
About Us:
  • Mission: To improve the health status of children and youth by advancing and advocating for school-based healthcare.
  • Louisiana is home to at least 100 school-based health centers
Connect With Us:
Power Coalition for Equity and Justice
4930 Washington avenue New Orleans la 70125
Contact Person Kaitlyn Joshua, state wide organizer or Ashley Shelton, CEO, President and founder of the power Coaltiion
About Us:
  • The Power coalition is a statewide civic engagement table that works with community to hold elected officials accountable, give voters a voice in fair elections and aims to position people closest to the problems in a place where they can also work on the solution!We have a Host of priorities such as voting rights, pay equity and family and medical leave, expanding rights of those who are formerly Incarcerated and health care equity for disadvantaged communities!
Connect With Us:
Twitter: @powercoej 
Instagram: @powercoej 
Priority Health Care
Location #1:
4700 Wichers Drive
Marrero LA 70072
Location #2:
12 Westbank Expy
Gretna, LA 70053
(504) 509-5437 or (504) 309-3262
Contact name: Hannah Duggan (pediatrician) or Mona Jones (marketing and communications director)
About Us:
Our Mission–Provide holistic health care to underserved communities that will empower people to live healthy lives.
Connect With Us:
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - HPV Cancer Prevention Program
262 Danny Thomas Place
Mail Stop 762
Memphis, TN 38105-3678
(901) 595-7616
Contact name: Portia Knowlton
About Us:
The St. Jude HPV Cancer Prevention Program mission is to increase on-time HPV vaccination for all children through education, promoting best practice models, and strategic partner engagement.
Connect With Us:
Facebook: @stjuderesearch

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