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Field Report: CBNO – Emily Schnitt

Last month was quite a quick one at CBNO. One of my favorite events was getting a chance to go to the Puentes / CBNO’s launch party for a report on health services in Latino communities around New Orleans. As a huge public health proponent, and after working in an amazing public health non-profit this summer, access to healthcare as a human right is extremely important to me. This report, written in English and Spanish, will hopefully be able to offer guidance to communities on what health and language resources are available throughout the city. See an article about the report on NOLA.com

This video, as shown at the report’s launch, shows how language plays an important role in the healthcare setting:

Additionally, I have been working towards a comprehensive list of a guide to the services the city has to offer. The ultimate goal at CBNO is to create a Citizen’s Guide to City Services to help all citizens of New Orleans understand what city services are available and how to access them. The hope is that this guide will increase transparency between government and its citizens. We are looking to have it completed by the summer, so I am currently looking at information on best practices in other city’s similar guides.


Additionally, I am moving forward even more towards the completion of surveys for the NPP project. More good things on the horizon at CBNO! Happy 2015!



This entry was posted on January 6, 2015 by in VISTA Field Reports.



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