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For Us, By Us. Health Care after Katrina

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Its lots of New Orleans Womens Health Clinic staff and volunteers renovating the clinic. Source: INCITE!

It's lots of New Orleans Women's Health Clinic staff and volunteers renovating the clinic. Source: INCITE!

Hurricane Katrina, which struck the Gulf Coast in August 2005, ranks among the costliest disasters in lost human lives and destroyed property in U.S. history. And while a full three years have passed since the storm, New Orleans and the surrounding region are still in a state of “rebuilding”. But what does that mean in real terms for many of its citizens? How does this ongoing state of recovery translate into the daily lives of the city’s marginalized populations? Migrants. Communities of color. Working class women. Queer and transgendered people.

On this edition, we talk to activists and visionaries from the New Orleans Women’s Health Clinic who are reinventing their community’s health and wellness landscape one person at a time.

This program is made possible in part by The Reproductive Justice Fund at the Tides Foundation.

Featuring:

Shana Griffin, New Orleans Women’s Health and Justice Initiative interim executive director and Incite! New Orleans member; Dr. Joia Crear-Perry, New Orleans Women’s Health Clinic medical director; Mandisa Moore, New Orleans Women’s Health and Justice Initiative member; Monique, New Orleans Women’s Health Clinic family nurse practitioner; Lanora, New Orleans Women’s Health Clinic office manager; Shelanda, New Orleans Women’s Health Clinic patient; Narda Hernandez, New Orleans Women’s Health Clinic Spanish interpreter.

Executive Producer/Host: Tena Rubio
Producer: Andrew Stelzer
Associate Producer: Puck Lo
Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
Associate Director: Khanh Pham
RJ coordinator: Elena Botkin-Levy
Intern: Aubrey Green

For more information:

Women’s Health and Justice Initiative – New Orleans, LA

INCITE! – Redmond, WA

INCITE! New Orleans

Other helpful links:

Common Ground Health Clinic – New Orleans, LA

Lower 9th Ward Homeowner’s Association – New Orleans, LA

Neighborhood Housing Services of New Orleans – New Orleans, LA

Neighborhood Story Project – New Orleans, LA

Rebuilding the Seventh Ward

Partnering organizations:

Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice (ACRJ) – Oakland, CA

Different Avenues – Washington, DC

Exhale – Oakland, CA

Generations Ahead – Oakland, CA

Kalpulli Izkalli – Albuquerque, NM

National Advocates for Pregnant Women – New York, NY

Native American Women’s Health Education Resource Center – Lake Andes, SD

National Health Law Program – Los Angeles, CA

The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice – Washington, DC

SPARK reproductive rights now – Atlanta, GA

Western States Center – Portland, OR

Author: Sabine Blaizin

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