NOLA plans health care campaign with new grant
New Orleans has been selected to join a national program intended to help cities overcome the challenges of poverty, and plans to use a grant to improve the health care of its residents.
City Accelerator aims to assist 11 cities with new technologies and innovation in city government, with the aim of creating economic opportunities for low-income residents. New Orleans entered the competition in March, hoping to be awarded a share of the $3 million program funded by the Citi Foundation and Living Cities.
New Orleans will receive about $170,000 for an initiative aimed at preventative health care through a Medicaid waiver program administered by the New Orleans Health Department. The program will target the 59,000 people currently enrolled in the Greater New Orleans Community Health Connection.