Birthing people in Louisiana experience some of the poorest maternal health outcomes in the country. Louisiana ranks worse than most other states on indicators like adequate pregnancy care, preterm birth, and maternal morbidity.
Like all of you, we are closely monitoring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and are committed to supporting Louisiana residents as we work together in face of the unprecedented public health disaster.
REACHnet is an affiliate program of the Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI), which has created a COVID-19 resource page with helpful information for the public, as well as providers and public health professionals.
Research Action for Health Network (REACHnet) is a partnership of health systems, academic centers, and public health organizations that constitute an innovative data network for conducting efficient, multi-site research. With national and local collaborators, REACHnet implements research that addresses healthcare questions of critical importance to patients and clinicians and contributes to the evidence base that will inform more effective healthcare decision-making and improve population health. View our network overview here.
At REACHnet, we feel that diversity is something to be celebrated. Diversity strengthens research by allowing us to examine the impacts of diseases and effectiveness of treatments on all people, including populations that are often underrepresented in health research. We strive to include research participants and patient and community stakeholders from diverse backgrounds in our studies. We also welcome partnerships with researchers and organizations that demonstrate a commitment to health equity through their work.
By focusing on diversity and inclusion, we are helping the healthcare field move towards more individualized care and better outcomes for all.