Formed in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans Children’s Health Project evolved into a long-term investment in the future of New Orleans by bringing high-quality compassionate care directly to the city’s youngest and most vulnerable residents.
The initial response by the Children’s Health Fund brought two mobile medical units to the city of New Orleans in 2005 to provide care for children who otherwise had no access to basic health services. This initiative, in collaboration with the Tulane University School of Medicine’s Section of Community Pediatrics and Global Health, formed the New Orleans Children’s Health Project. Over the years, our program has outgrown these two mobile units and has shifted to an expanded model of care that works out of fixed-clinic locations in order to cover a larger geographic area and provide care to more children.
Currently, our team consists of pediatricians, case managers, pediatric resident physicians and a program manager. We are a “mobile team” who goes out into the community in order to provide primary care at four clinics throughout the Greater New Orleans area and asthma education and clinical management at school-based health centers. Our area of expertise is in providing care to the most vulnerable children in this region. We are also leaders in our community and in the Gulf South for providing standard of care primary care services to immigrant and refugee children.