ATTENTION: COVID-19 Information
The Louisiana Rural Health Association has been closely monitoring the situation with COVID-19. We have been working closely with the Louisiana State Office of Rural Health to assess and assist the impact on our members.
The LRHA will continue to advocate for rural communities to have the resources they need to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. LRHA has compiled the following free COVID-19 resources provided by the CDC, WHO, and other reputable organizations:
Health Care Professional (HCP) Use of Homemade Masks:
Disclaimer: In settings where facemasks are not available, HCP might use homemade masks (e.g., bandana, scarf) for care of patients with COVID-19 as a last resort. However, homemade masks are not considered PPE, since their capability to protect HCP is unknown. Caution should be exercised when considering this option. Homemade masks should ideally be used in combination with a face shield that covers the entire front (that extends to the chin or below) and sides of the face. Read more from the CDC.
Who We Are
The Louisiana Rural Health Association recognizes that rural areas are unique and differ from urban areas in their geography, population mix and density, economics, lifestyle, values, and social organizations. Rural people and communities require programming and advocacy that responds to their unique characteristics and needs.
Through discussion and exploration, the LRHA works to create a clear understanding of rural health care in Louisiana, its needs and effective ways to meet these needs.
Our Board Members
Board President:: Taylor Cottano, Southern Evals
Past President: Randy McKinney, LVMA
Treasurer: Cindy Dolan, LHA Trust Funds
Secretary - Tim Allen, Ochsner St. Anne
Sandy Morein, Iberia Medical Center
William Brent III, Teche Action Clinic
Tracie Ingram, Louisiana Department of Health
Susie Hutchinson, LPCA
Dianne Davidson, Union General Hospital
Patty Harper, inQuiseek
Donna Felder, Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group
Peggy Gautreau, Total Family Medical
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