Louisiana Healthcare Connections Provides Support for 23 Back-to-School Events Across the State

Monday, September 24, 2018 General News
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NEARLY 7,000 CHILDREN RECEIVE SCHOOL SUPPLIES AND HEALTH EDUCATION

BATON ROUGE, La., Sept. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Louisiana Healthcare Connections has provided support and participation

for 23 back-to-school events across the state since July 31, 2018, helping to ensure that 6,647 children were adequately prepared for the 2018-2019 school year. The events spanned 17 cities in 13 parishes across Louisiana.

Louisiana Healthcare Connections provided school supplies, including backpacks and lunch bags, to attendees as well as age-appropriate information about physical, oral and vision care, bullying prevention, and nutritional education. The health plan's trained health coaches were also onsite at each event to provide personalized assistance and support to members, and to promote the value of preventive care for long-term wellness to all attendees.

Many of the supported events also provided families with access to important supplemental services such as free haircuts, school uniforms and health screenings for both adults and children.

Chelsea Graves, Louisiana Healthcare Connections' Community Relations Principal, says, "For many families in our state, preparing for the school year represents a significant economic hardship. We are fortunate to have community partners across the state who share our commitment to ensuring that Louisiana's children have access to the tools and resources they need to have a healthy, successful school year."

"We are committed to transforming health in Louisiana, not just by providing families with access to quality healthcare, but also by helping to connect them with the resources and support services they need in the communities where they live and work," says Jamie Schlottman, Plan President & CEO. "Ensuring that our state's children get off to a healthy start at school is just one more way that we are working for a healthier Louisiana." 

About Louisiana Healthcare Connections

Established to deliver quality healthcare through local, regional and community-based partners, Louisiana Healthcare Connections is a Healthy Louisiana Plan headquartered in Baton Rouge, La. Louisiana Healthcare Connections exists to improve the health of its members through focused, compassionate and coordinated care. Because Louisiana Healthcare Connections believes healthy is a way of life, its members benefit from programs and services designed for their personal well-being. For more information, www.LouisianaHealthConnect.com.

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