Take Action

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.

 
 

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International Health

The Pad Project

Help girls and women in developing countries gain independence through access to feminine products and control of the feminine product production process.

Partners in Health

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.



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After violence

The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence

Seek to prevent gun violence through data-driven policy development and aggressive advocacy.

The Brady Campaign

Aims to reduce gun violence 25% by 2025.

Everytown for Gun Safety

A movement of Americans working together to end gun violence and build safer communities.

Giffords

Led by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Giffords works to tackle America’s gun violence crisis.

National Center for PTSD

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.

Military OneSource

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?

PTSD Foundation of America

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.

National Resource Directory

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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Local Organizations

Access Health

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.

Louisiana Health Hub

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.

New Orleans Regional AIDS Planning Council

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.

Brotherhood Incorporated

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

Project Lazarus provides transitional housing to people living with HIV/AIDS who have no other place to live.


National/International Organizations:

AIDS United

AIDS United’s mission is to end the AIDS epidemic in the United States through strategic grantmakingcapacity buildingpolicy/advocacy, technical assistance and formative research.

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation

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.

National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC)

NMAC draws attention to racial disparities in communities affected HIV and AIDS.

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

The organization’s goal is to raise money for pediatric HIV/AIDS research and encourage companies to test drugs for HIV-positive children.

International AIDS Society

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.gov

HIV Overview, HIV Prevention, HIV Testing, Starting HIV Care, Staying in HIV Care, Living Well with HIV.

AIDS.gov

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

AIDSVu is an interactive online mapping tool that visualizes the impact of the HIV epidemic on communities across the United States.

Greater Than AIDS

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.


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REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE

Local Organizations:

New Orleans Abortion Fund

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.

Women With a Vision

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.

The Reproductive Justice Action Collective (ReJAC)

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.

Lift Louisiana

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.

National Organizations:

All* Above All

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

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
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

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.

ActionAID

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.

Africare

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

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.

Caritas Internationalis

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.

Catholic Relief Services

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

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.


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INDIGENOUS JUSTICE

Bayou Bridge

Online multimedia project associated with the film.

Amá

Outreach campaign, with online petition, action steps and option to donate.