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Healthcare Access Access to quality healthcare is important to reduce health disparities and improve health status for people in The Rapides Foundation service area. Factors that limit care include financial barriers, personal and cultural barriers, not knowing what to do or where to go, physical or geographic barriers, and shortages in healthcare professionals and facilities.

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The Rapides Foundation > Grants > Healthcare Access

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  • The Healthcare Quality Improvement Grant funding opportunity is a single-stage process
  • Full proposals are submitted using The Rapides Foundation's online application process only
  • To see full details of the Full Proposal requirements, refer to the Request for Proposal.

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The Rapides Foundation > About Us > Rapides Healthcare

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The Rapides Foundation continues its 100-year legacy of healthcare in Central Louisiana through the services and community benefit provided by the Rapides Healthcare System (RHS). What is RHS? Rapides Healthcare System serves 12 Central Louisiana parishes, all designated as Medically Underserved Areas.

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Healthcare Quality Improvement Grant RFP

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healthcare services by supporting eleven access points through Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). The Institute of Medicine defines healthcare quality as “the degree to which healthcare services for individuals and populations increase the likelihood of desired health outcomes and are consistent with current professional knowledge.”

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The Rapides Foundation > Our Work > Healthy People

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  • The Rapides Foundation in late 2011 formed the Healthy Lifestyle Program to provide nutrition and physical activity counseling to Central Louisiana residents
  • Funded by the Foundation’s Healthy Behaviors Initiative and administered by CMAP, the goal is to offer Central Louisiana residents with resources to lead healthy

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New Healthcare Access Grant Lifting Barriers

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to reverse the cycle of poor health outcomes and lack of healthcare access. Specifically, grants valued at $300,000 a year were awarded to FQHCs and FQHC Look-Alikes to expand critical services to underserved areas in Central Louisiana by expanding their primary care access with integrated behavioral and oral health services or

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Healthcare Access Grant Lifting Barriers

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The Woodworth Community Center in Rapides Parish expanded its services in 2016 when the South Louisiana-based Access Health Louisiana assumed operations with funding from The Rapides Foundation’s Healthcare Access Grant. Access Health, the largest network of Federally Qualified Health Centers in Louisiana, was operating 10 clinics and 10 school-based health centers in South Louisiana when it began operating the Woodworth clinic, Access Health

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Healthy Behaviors Funding Opportunities Available

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Healthy Behaviors Funding Opportunities Available Grants for community projects that promote healthy behaviors. Consistent with its overall mission “to improve the health status of Central Louisiana,” the Foundation’s Healthy Behaviors Initiative addresses the importance of healthy behaviors to prevent illness and premature death.

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Healthy Lifestyle Program Holding Free Walking Clinic

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  • The Healthy Lifestyle Program is hosting a free walking clinic on Saturday, April 17, at Compton Park, Alexandria
  • The clinic features an early morning walk and a workshop where attendees will learn how to increase the level of intensity of their daily walks
  • Participants will walk in the park at their own pace and finish together with a relaxing stretch
  • Any Central Louisiana resident is

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Healthy Behaviors Program Grants Help Make Communities

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  • Cenla residents have more opportunities to make healthy choices
  • The Rapides Foundation in 2014 began offering a grant opportunity designed to help communities develop, implement and enhance projects that focus on healthy eating, active living or prevention of tobacco use, substance or alcohol abuse
  • Since then, the Foundation has funded 11

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The Rapides Foundation > Our Work > Healthy People

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  • Consistent with its overall mission “to improve the health status of Central Louisiana,” The Rapides Foundation’s Healthy Behaviors Initiative addresses important health behaviors including tobacco use, overweight/obesity, and substance and alcohol abuse prevention
  • Poor diet, physical inactivity and the use of tobacco are health

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April Calendar Provides Daily Fitness And Nutrition Tips

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Join The Rapides Foundation's Get Healthy Cenla Challenge, a daily challenge designed to encourage people to improve their nutrition and physical activity. Our goal is for everyone to eat five or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day, and get at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity a …


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THE RAPIDES FOUNDATION SERVICE AREA Allen Parish

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This Community Health Needs Assessment — a follow-up to similar research conducted in the area in 2002, 2005 and 2010 — is a systematic, data-driven approach to determining the health status, behaviors and needs of residents in the service area of The Rapides Foundation. Subsequently, this information may be used to inform decisions and


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The Rapides Foundation > Our Work > Healthy People

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  • The Healthy Lifestyle Program provides demonstration and education on proper nutrition and physical activity for good health and is designed to fight obesity in Central Louisiana
  • The program is free, but requires a commitment and a sincere readiness to make lifelong changes over a six-month period
  • Clients must be referred by their doctors.

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Integrated Behavioral Health

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  • Full proposals are submitted using The Rapides Foundation's online application process only
  • (See link to online application in right column.) To see details of the Full Proposal requirements, refer to the Request for Proposals
  • Please note, this is the first funding opportunity, in a series of two, under the Integrated Behavioral Health Program.

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Rapides Foundation Service Area, Central Louisiana

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PRC Community Health Assessment — Rapides Foundation Service Area 2 Summary of Findings Demographic Description Certainly, the demographic composition of our communities have a definite impact on health status, behaviors and access to health care services. This section describes some of


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Have A Healthy New Year!

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Join The Rapides Foundation Get Healthy Cenla Challenge, a daily challenge designed to encourage people to improve their nutrition and physical activity. Our goal is for everyone to eat five or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day, and get at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity a …

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Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance

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CENLA Health Care Jobs by Employer, 2006-2013 Descrip%on' 2006'Jobs' 2013'Jobs' Change' %'Change' 2013' Na%onal'LQ' CLEDA'' 2013'Earnings' General"Medical"and"Surgical"Hospitals"(Private)" 4,469" 4,511" 42" 0.93%" 1.00" $57,313"" Nursing"Care"Facili=es" 3,180" 3,058" K122" K3.99%" 1.80" $30,722""

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The Rapides Foundation > Newsroom > Community Health

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The Rapides Foundation is dedicated to improving the health status of Central Louisiana through a focused program of grantmaking. To assure our grant decisions are based on current, valid and locally specific data, the Foundation has contracted with experts to perform Community Assessments in our nine-parish service area.

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MOVING THE NEEDLE ON HEALTH

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  • Health Centers and FQHC Look-Alikes establish and expand their primary care, behavioral and oral health services
  • In addition, the Initiative addressed the shortage of healthcare professionals in rural communities through a series of grants and partnerships
  • A grant to Northwestern State University’s School of Nursing and Allied Health awards

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Job Opening: Program Officer

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  • Grant management experience is preferred but not required
  • Resumes can be submitted by email to [email protected]rapidesfoundation.org, or by mail to Program Officer Position, The Rapides Foundation, 1101 Fourth Street, Suite 300, Alexandria, LA 71301
  • Phone inquiries will not be accepted.

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Foundation Releases Healthy Behaviors Program Grant

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  • The Rapides Foundation has released its Healthy Behaviors Program Grant
  • Through this grant opportunity, the Foundation seeks to prevent and reduce obesity and prevent and control tobacco use by funding communities committed to implementing strategic action and research-based prevention programs across the nine Central Louisiana parishes served by the Foundation

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Want To Improve Your Health

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  • Are you looking for opportunities to improve your health? The Rapides Foundation’s interactive map can point you in the right direction
  • Studies estimate that as many as 40 percent of premature deaths in the United States are attributed to behavioral factors
  • The daily choices we make with respect to nutrition, physical activity and other behaviors are all important determinants of health

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The Rapides Foundation > Our Work > Healthy People

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Since 2009, the Foundation has partnered with several nationally recognized leaders in cancer prevention and care to help improve cancer screening rates in the region. The Cancer Screening Project is administered by CMAP and is part of The Rapides Foundation's Healthcare Access Initiative.

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The Rapides Foundation > Our Work > Healthy People

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Have a Healthy Holiday Campaign. 1101 4th Street, Suite 300 Alexandria, LA 71301 Phone: 318-443-3394 Fax: 318-443-8312 Toll Free: 800-994-3394 Email: [email protected]rapidesfoundation.org

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2013 PRC Community Health Needs Assessment Report

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7 Project Overview Project Goals This Community Health Needs Assessment — a follow-up to similar research conducted in the area in 2002, 2005 and 2010 — is a systematic, data-driven approach to

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The Rapides Foundation > Our Work

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With our mission of improving the health status of Central Louisiana, The Rapides Foundation funds projects and initiatives intended to improve the health of residents in the region. The Rapides Foundation focuses its work in three strategic areas: Healthy People, Education, and Healthy Communities.


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Cancer Screening Van Resumes Services In Central Louisiana

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  • The Cancer Screening Van, which suspended services due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has resumed its clinics in Central Louisiana parishes
  • The van is a feature of CMAP’s Cancer Screening Project, a program that helps residents get access to free medical screenings for breast, cervical and colorectal cancers
  • Early detection for these cancers has been shown to promote longer, healthier lives


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2013 PRC Community Health Needs Assessment Report

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This Community Health Needs Assessment — a follow-up to similar research conducted in the area in 2002, 2005 and 2010 — is a systematic, data-driven approach to determining the health status, behaviors and needs of residents in Catahoula Parish.

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The Rapides Foundation > Newsroom > News

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Healthcare Access; Healthy Behaviors; Education; Economic Development; Community Development Works; Grants


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2013 PRC Community Health Needs Assessment Report

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This Community Health Needs Assessment — a follow-up to similar research conducted in the area in 2002, 2005 and 2010 — is a systematic, data-driven approach to determining the health status, behaviors and needs of residents in Allen Parish.

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2018 Community Health Needs Assessment Report

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Oral Health 300 Dental Care 300 Key Informant Input: Oral Health 303 Vision Care 306 Local Healthcare Resources 308 Perceptions of Local Healthcare Services 309 Healthcare Information 311 Healthcare Resources & Facilities 313 Hospitals & Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) 313 Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) 314

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A Publication Of The Rapides Foundation Fall 1999 Faith

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Neighborhood Health Partnership, it is a project of the Archdiocese Office of Social Apostolate, Catholic Charities and Daughters of Charity Services of New Orleans. Begun four years ago, The Health Partnership project links healthcare with social services, offering a variety of health and wellness programs in 22 schools, churches and social

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Youth Leaders Design And Plan Youth Summit On Healthy

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But long before The Rapides Foundation’s annual Youth Summit on Healthy Behaviors ever happened, a core group of student leaders spent months planning and organizing the event. These students are members of the Foundation’s Youth Advisory Council, a group of young leaders chosen to serve as youth advocates for healthy behaviors.

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Use The August Calendar For Healthy Eating And Exercise Tips

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Join The Rapides Foundation's Get Healthy Cenla Challenge, a daily challenge designed to encourage people to improve their nutrition and physical activity. Our goal is for everyone to eat five or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day, and get at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day, five days a week.

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Planksgiving Challenge: 30 Days Of Thanks And Planks!

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  • Join The Rapides Foundation's Get Healthy Cenla Challenge, a daily challenge designed to encourage people to improve their nutrition and physical activity
  • Our goal is for everyone to eat five or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day, and get at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity a day, five days a week
  • November's focus is the "Planksgiving Challenge: 30 Days of Thanks and


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The Rapides Foundation > Newsroom > News

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The Rapides Foundation’s work as a healthcare organization extends beyond areas that are intrinsically health-related. Our work in the area of economic and workforce development is based on the direct correlation between higher incomes and a healthier population.


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The Rapides Foundation > Newsroom > News

318-443-3394 Rapidesfoundation.org

1101 4th Street, Suite 300 Alexandria, LA 71301 Phone: 318-443-3394 Fax: 318-443-8312 Toll Free: 800-994-3394 Email: [email protected]rapidesfoundation.org


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The Rapides Foundation

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING To promote healthy behavior, improve access to quality, affordable healthcare, foster a safe and caring community, and build capacities that enable people to address local concerns. EDUCATION To encourage the attainment of knowledge and skills and the practice of responsible citizenship through


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2013 PRC Community Health Needs Assessment Report

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This Community Health Needs Assessment — a follow-up to similar research conducted in the area in 2002, 2005 and 2010 — is a systematic, data-driven approach to determining the health status, behaviors and needs of residents in Vernon Parish.

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The Rapides Foundation > Newsroom > News

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The Orchard Foundation is holding information sessions for interested applicants to learn more about the Central Louisiana Instructional Partnership, a paid teacher residency program that develops middle school math and science teachers for high-needs schools in Central Louisiana.


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The Rapides Foundation

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  • 20 Rapides Healthcare System (RHS) 24 Grant Application Process 26 Program Priority Summary 28 Grants 2007 32 Financial Summary 34 Trustees 35 Staff 36 Advisors 37 The Rapides Foundation Service Area The Rapides Foundation
  • 1 Mission: To improve the health status of Central Louisiana
  • Vision: Central Louisiana will be positively impacted by the


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October Calendar Encourages Eating Healthy As A Family

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  • Join The Rapides Foundation's Get Healthy Cenla Challenge, a daily challenge designed to encourage people to improve their nutrition and physical activity
  • Our goal is for everyone to eat five or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day, and get at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity a day, five days a week
  • October is National Eat Together, Eat Better Month

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The Rapides Foundation > Newsroom > Annual Reports > 2012

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Rapides Healthcare System As a 26 percent owner in Rapides Healthcare System, it is The Rapides Foundation’s role as the nonprofit partner to give oversight to the community benefit that is provided by Rapides Regional Medical Center. RHS continued its financial support of LSU Health Sciences Center-Shreveport’s Alexandria Family


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What is healthy really means?

Healthy eating means eating a variety of foods that give you the nutrients you need to maintain your health, feel good, and have energy. These nutrients include protein, carbohydrates, fat, water, vitamins, and minerals. Nutrition is important for everyone. When combined with being physically active...

How do you stay healthy?

In order to stay healthy, you need to live an active and aware lifestyle. This means getting at least 30 minutes of exercise daily, eating a well balanced diet, and try and reduce stress in your lifestyle. Becoming more active will help with stress levels and eating a well balanced diet will help keep you healthy.

Is your healthy food really healthy?

Is Your Healthy Food Really Healthy? Give your salad a second look. While salads are a great way to get in your daily vegetables, it's surprisingly simple to... Avoid artificial sweeteners. While reducing the amount of sugar in your diet is always a positive move, artificial... Be picky about popcorn. Popcorn can be a great low-calorie snack when you make it at home. More ...

Is being too healthy unhealthy?

Yep, being too healthy can actually be unhealthy . Orthorexia is an obsession with eating a "pure" diet, which can mean avoiding foods with unhealthy fats, added sugar or salt, genetic modifications, artificial colors, or flavors and preservatives.

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