About Us




Available, accessible, and affordable health care has been historically problematic as New Orleans residents evidence some of the poorest health outcomes in the nation. The challenges have been further complicated by the near total collapse of the community health system and lack of culturally competent services for Limited English Proficiency (LEP). About one quarter (25 %) of adults lack health insurance, with rates lower among the poor and minority groups. Under the new site, NOELA CHC will provide primary care through a partnership with Children’s Hospital. Comprehensive medical services include pediatric and adult primary care, ObGyn, pharmacy, and in-house labs. Allied health and specialty services will include ophthalmology, dentistry, mental health and cardiac care. Due to the dense population of Vietnamese and Hispanics in New Orleans East, the health center will address the diverse cultural and linguistic needs of the community. The community health center will provide high-quality, cost effective primary and preventative care to the residents of New Orleans East and beyond.


Commitment to the Community

NOELA CHC is linguistically and culturally appropriate to the communities that we serve and currently, NOELA provides: Comprehensive primary care services: OB/GYN, Chronic Disease Management, Health Screenings, Health Education; Behavioral Health Services: Counseling, Stress Management, Relationship & Family Therapy; Social Services: Case Management, Medicaid/Medicare Enrollment, Language access; and Pediatric Services. NOELA CHC has a demonstrated track record of providing high-quality, cost-effective health care and is nationally recognized as a Patient-Centered Medical Home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.


As we build a presence of quality health care services, MQVN CDC and our partners: the City of New Orleans, Tulane University School of Medicine, Children’s Hospital and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will begin the planning processes for a larger, permanent health center. This will provide the community with a facility to capable of maintaining the physical and behavioral health care services for this population that has been disproportionately impacted by Katrina and the BP oil spill. The nature of these disasters will have a long-term impact on community members today, but will significantly change their lifestyles and livelihoods for years to come, perhaps decades. In order to maintain our presence in the community, NOELA CHC needs stability and security of funding to provide support for gaps in operational and capital budgets that are expected due to increased numbers of uninsured clients and building (renovation) costs.


MQVN CDC played an integral role in the return and redevelopment of New Orleans East during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, gaining us the credence to continue our organizing efforts. MQVN CDC responds to the needs of our community and has served as their avenue to execute change, development, and civic engagement. We understand that in order to serve the community appropriately, we must be sensitive and cognizant of its’ diverse cultural and linguistic differences. At MQVN CDC, we continue to provide social services, health care services, technical assistance and workforce development for the community. We have demonstrated the ability to lead affective programming while delivering quality services to meet the immediate as well as long-term needs of our residents. As our organization further develops, we will continue to institutionalize protocols to effectively serve our community.


Learn more about MQVN CDC by visiting www.mqvncdc.org