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NE Delta HSA Speaks at J-PAL Poverty Action Lab’s National Conference at MIT

Dr. Monteic A. Sizer, NE Delta HSA Executive Director, is a featured speaker representing the Louisiana Delta at a national health care conference this week.

The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) North America is hosting its Innovative Health Care Delivery to Reduce Poverty conference in Cambridge, MA. J-PAL is a research center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

“We are discussing possible solutions to the challenges of the Louisiana Delta here in Cambridge with nationally-renowned researchers and scholars,” said Dr. Sizer. “We are proud that J-PAL has recognized NE Delta HSA’s work in integrated healthcare as significant and noteworthy.”

J-PAL selected NE Delta HSA in August as a winner of its inaugural Health Care Delivery Innovation Competition. The competition identifies innovative programs with the potential to serve as national models and supports the development of large-scale randomized controlled trials to evaluate these programs’ impact. NE Delta HSA was one of four organizations selected nationally.

“We are discovering an additional breadth of ideas we can bring back and put in place in northeast Louisiana,” said Dr. Sizer. “We hope that some of these new concepts will help our patients, our region and our state advance and help support a reduction in negative health indicators that our region is known for.” “We will continue to foster the collaborations we have built across governmental, philanthropic, faith-based and other sectors to help undergird our work,” said Dr. Sizer. “We are excited about the integrated behavioral and primary healthcare approach we are employing to help improve the social determinants around poverty reduction, improved housing, education and employment that will help our citizens thrive.”

Click here to read an interview from the conference between J-PAL and Dr. Sizer about innovative health care delivery. Click here to see photos from the conference.

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About Northeast Delta Human Services Authority (Northeast Delta HSA )

Northeast Delta HSA directs the operation of community-based programs to improve the quality of life of people with major mental illness, developmental disabilities and addictive disorders. Northeast Delta HSA is devoted to deliver programs and services that encourage people to reach their true human potential.

Three tenets guide our efforts: excellent customer service, greater access to services and competent, quality care. Northeast Delta HSA serves citizens in 12 parishes of northeastern Louisiana: Caldwell, East Carroll, West Carroll, Ouachita, Lincoln, Madison, Franklin, Morehouse, Jackson, Tensas, Richland and Union. For more information, please visit our website at www.nedeltahsa.org or call 318-362-3270.

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Jill Hirsekorn
Northeast Delta HSA Public Information Director
2513 Ferrand Street, Monroe, LA 71201
Phone 318-362-5482
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Dr. Monteic A. Sizer

Dr. Monteic A. Sizer serves as Executive Director of Northeast Delta Human Services Authority (Northeast Delta HSA). He joined the organization in May 2013 as its first Executive Director. He is uniquely qualified to advocate on behalf of citizens located in the twelve Northeast Delta HSA parishes he represents because he exemplifies how people can meet their greatest human potential based on accountability, integrity and a willingness to engage in their own lives.

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