Fighting Poverty with Passion
I’m spending my year working at the Louisiana Public Health Institute. As you can see, our offices are right across the street from the Superdome. We take up an entire floor at 1515 Poydras, so if you snapped a photo from each of the exterior rooms, you’d have a panoramic view of the Crescent City. The conference room nearest my office has a view that Saints fans especially would enjoy.
LPHI is an organization that works to improve the health of people across Louisiana and the Gulf Coast, through a variety of programs. From tobacco-free living to HIV/AIDS de-stigmatization and clinical transformation to healthy communities, LPHI is working on a host of initiatives to give us all better lives through better health. As you walk the halls of our office, you can see a variety of posters, articles and awards that reflect the hard work people are putting in, day after day and year after year, to make Louisiana healthier.
This is the first time LPHI has had a VISTA, so we’re still determining my proper workload and roles. One thing LPHI wants to improve this year is communication between different parts of the company and I definitely get to help with that. Thus far, it is planned that I will:
I’m excited about the work I will be doing and look forward to learning more about all of the projects LPHI is undertaking.