Below is a list of organizations who will help you take the next step in addressing issues covered at F-NO: Public Health Film Festival of New Orleans. We challenge all attendees to translate what they learned at festival into action.
Help girls and women in developing countries gain independence through access to feminine products and control of the feminine product production process.
Strive to achieve two overarching goals: to bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need, and to serve as an antidote to despair.
Seek to prevent gun violence through data-driven policy development and aggressive advocacy.
The Brady Campaign
Aims to reduce gun violence 25% by 2025.
A movement of Americans working together to end gun violence and build safer communities.
Led by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Giffords works to tackle America’s gun violence crisis.
A part of the US Department of Veterans Affairs, the National Center for PTSD provides resources and information to improve patient care through research, education, and training in the diagnosis of PTSD.
This organization provides free, confidential, non-medical counseling 24/7 to veterans coping with PTSD. Counselors can refer service members to services in their local community or provide support via face-to-face, online, or phone consultations.
National Alliance on Mental Illness
This website provides veterans with a comprehensive list of resources. They provide the answers to questions many are afraid to ask such as: Who should I tell? How will asking for treatment affect my career? What are the dangers of not disclosing?
The PTSD Foundation of America is a non-profit dedicated to mentoring both combat veterans and their families experiencing PTSD. They offer counseling and peer mentoring, both individually and in a group setting. The organization also works to raise awareness of the needs of military families coping with PTSD through community awareness.
This website pools information from federal, state, and local levels. They provide a comprehensive resource list for veterans, military, and their families on everything from PTSD services to caregiver support
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Access Health Louisiana (AHL) is the largest network of Federally Qualified Health Centers in the state. Our network of more than 90 providers sees more than 44,500 patients a year in eleven Parishes in southern and central Louisiana.
The STD/HIV Program (SHP) coordinates a number of statewide and regional programs designed to prevent the transmission of HIV/AIDS and other STDs, to ensure the availability of quality medical and social services for HIV infected and affected individuals, and to track the impact of the epidemic in Louisiana.
Louisiana Public Health InstituteThe mission of LPHI’s HIV/STI Program is to stop the spread of HIV and other STIs and improve the health and quality of life of individuals living with and vulnerable to HIV/STIs in Louisiana.
The mission of the New Orleans Regional AIDS Planning Council is to develop and maintain a comprehensive system of care for persons living with HIV/AIDS in the New Orleans area that is accessible, responsive, culturally sensitive and of the highest quality to ensure that all persons living with HIV/AIDS live with dignity.
Established in 1995, Brotherhood, Incorporated is a minority non-profit community based organization created to join the fight against the spread of HIV and alleviate the struggles of African Americans living with HIV and AIDS.
Project Lazarus provides transitional housing to people living with HIV/AIDS who have no other place to live.
The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is a global nonprofit organization providing medicine and advocacy to over 1,000,000 in 43 countries. They are currently the largest provider of HIV/AIDS medical care in the US.
NMAC draws attention to racial disparities in communities affected HIV and AIDS.
The organization’s goal is to raise money for pediatric HIV/AIDS research and encourage companies to test drugs for HIV-positive children.
The mission of the International AIDS Society (IAS) is to “lead collective action on every front of the global HIV response.” This member-based organization is one of the largest associations of HIV professionals.
HIV Overview, HIV Prevention, HIV Testing, Starting HIV Care, Staying in HIV Care, Living Well with HIV.
HIV Overview, HIV Prevention, HIV Treatment, Side Effects of HIV Medicine, HIV and Pregnancy, HIV and Specific Populations, HIV and Opportunistic Infections, Coinfections, and Conditions, Living with HIV.
AIDSVu is an interactive online mapping tool that visualizes the impact of the HIV epidemic on communities across the United States.
The Kaiser Family Foundation launched Greater Than AIDS in 2009. They work to provide targeted media and community outreach designed to increase understanding and reduce stigma around HIV and AIDS.
NOAF affirms a person's right to control their body and work to ensure that all people have access to quality medical care, regardless of their econfde4waadfddfomic situation. Working with local medical providers, they provide compassionate and empowering assistance to patients seeking abortions who are unable to fully fund their abortion, and distribute pledges as available.
WWAV envisions a world in which there is no war against women and women’s bodies, in which women have spaces to come together to tell their stories, in which women empower themselves to make decisions about their own bodies and lives, and in which women have the support they need to realize their hopes and dreams.
ReJAC is a New Orleans network that aims to share information, resources, ideas, and human power to create and implement projects in the community that operate within the reproductive justice framework.
The mission of Lift Louisiana is to educate, advocate, and litigate for policy changes needed to improve the health and wellbeing of Louisiana’s women, their families, and their communities.
All* Above All unites organizations and individuals to build support for lifting bans that deny abortion coverage. Their vision is to restore insurance coverage so that every woman, however much she makes, can get affordable safe abortion care when she needs it.
For a list of All* Above All partner organizations -- a comprehensive list of national organizations working for reproductive rights -- click here.
EPIDEMICS IN WEST AFRICA
Partners In Health is working hard in support of their partners on the ground (Last Mile Health in Liberia and Wellbody Alliance in Sierra Leone) by recruiting volunteers, clinicians, and logistical support. They recognize the Ebola outbreak in West Africa as “a defining global health challenge of our time,” that needs to be addressed through strong partnerships that protect against the spread of Ebola today, and build strong health-care systems for these affected countries moving forward.
UNICEF is on the ground in West Africa, providing a variety of essential services around resource procurement and delivery. UNICEF has gone above and beyond in the fight against Ebola by providing water and sanitation services to affected communities and deploying committed professionals in the fields of health, communication, and sanitation to the region.
Doctors Without Borders has intervened in most Ebola epidemics, including the largest one ever—in West Africa from 2014 to 2016—and the second-largest one now ongoing in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). No cure exists, but a promising new vaccine and several still-experimental treatments are bringing hope in the battle against this deadly disease.
Working in the region since 1997, ActionAid’s teams of volunteers in Sierra Leone and Liberia are using their grassroots and community connections and trust to spread valuable public health information.
The Africare team is supplying hundreds of community health workers with simplified leaflets on the “Do’s and Don’ts” of Ebola treatment. In addition, the organization has reached 100,000 LIberians and is working hard to increase access to Ebola prevention education and behavior change information across the country.
Last Mile Health strongly believes that no one should die because they live too far from a doctor. Their team is working hard to bring medical care and supplies to rural communities in Liberia, by deploying an innovative Frontline Health Worker model that brings services directly to villagers' doorsteps.
At the beginning of the Ebola outbreak, Caritas’ teams of volunteers, originally stationed in the region fighting HIV, turned their focus to eliminating Ebola. Armed with megaphones, soap, bleach, and posters, Caritas’ utilizes effective communication as a game-changing weapon against the spread of Ebola. Partnering with local radio stations and international organizations like UNICEF, the heroes at Caritas are approaching this crisis from all angles.
CRS’ response to the Ebola outbreak began immediately and swiftly following news of the first reported case in Guinea. Since then, CRS’ staff of medical experts and volunteers have developed strong partnerships with governments in Sierra Leone. Serving on Sierra Leone’s National Ebola Task Force communications team, CRS is intensifying awareness-raising activities throughout the country. CRS’ work has been far-reaching and indispensable.
MAP International has made it their mission to provide West Africa’s valiant healthcare workers with the equipment they need to effectively treat Ebola without the risk of the infection spreading. In the battle against an incurable infectious disease, MAP International recognizes the importance of containment through proper use of quality medical supplies.