GE grants $2M to New Orleans health centers
The GE Foundation awarded the Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI) a $2 million grant to fund work initiated by School Health Connection in Orleans Parish, La., to bring increased access to healthcare through school-based health centers.

The grant will enable LPHI and its partner organizations to build on previous philanthropic and government investments received after Hurricane Katrina, while expanding access to preventive care, primary care and mental health services for the 38,000 students across Orleans Parish, GE reported. 

School Health Connection, along with local and state partner organizations, plans to use the grant to increase utilization through growing enrollment and increasing use among eligible students, as well as extending services to neighboring schools, family members and nearby residents. 

According to GE, the three-year, $25 million developing health program focuses on improving access to primary care in targeted underserved communities across the U.S.