Northeast Delta Human Services Authority (NEDHSA) established an agreement with Genoa Healthcare to expand pharmacy solutions to citizens in Louisiana’s Delta as part of its Integrated Healthcare model.
The Integrated Healthcare system NEDHSA built will ensure that vulnerable populations in northeast Louisiana have access to the care they need, no matter where they enter the healthcare system.
The integrated model goes further than traditional clinical models and addresses negative social determinants of health. Specifically, the agency has added housing, food, education, transportation, workforce development, and prevention and wellness strategies to its service options. It also includes working collaboratively with regional education, business, faith-based, veterans, seniors, and regional city municipalities and parish governments.
NEDHSA Executive Director Dr. Monteic A. Sizer, the agency’s visionary, said the agency is committed to continuous improvement and increasing overall population health in northeast Louisiana “through the integration of once fragmented prevention and wellness, developmental disability, and behavioral and primary health care services.”
“Through this partnership with Genoa, our patients, staff, provider networks, and the entire region will now be able to obtain cost-effective medications as part of our holistic behavioral and primary health care delivery system,” Dr. Sizer said. “Our expanded pharmaceutical capacity will enable better patient medication management, safety and compliance, and prescriber coordination regionally.”
Immunization vaccines will also be distributed by Genoa at the event.
The immunizations that will be available at the grand opening are as follows:
– Covid-19 (Moderna)
– Covid-19 Bi-Valent (Moderna) – Must have had the first two Covid-19 Series to get the Bi-Valent
– FLULAVAL Quadrivalent (Influenza)
– FLUAD Quadrivalent (Influenza – age 65+)
– Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis)
– Shingrix (Shingles)
– Pneumococcal (Pneumonia)