LaCare's goal is to keep families and communities healthy by keeping them connected to their doctors and focusing on preventive care and health maintenance. We are partnering with the state of Louisiana to improve the quality and accessibility of care to low-income families and individuals.
Our community partnerships represent our experience and expertise in working with underserved communities and promoting improved health outcomes in Louisiana.
We are a mission-driven company focused on building healthy communities by helping people get care and stay well. We know that creating partnerships within the communities where our members live and work is critical. We plan to work with community and advocacy organizations whose mission is to improve health related outcomes in Louisiana.
Through AmeriHealth Caritas outreach, we also help improve health care outcomes through our own outreach programs such as Healthy Hoops, Lose to Win, and Bright Start℠.
Our basketball-themed Healthy Hoops program has been shown to decrease emergency room visits and hospital stays related to asthma. Families in the program reported more usage of controller medications and less frequent use of rescue medications. Overall, children and families reported improvements in asthma control test results and overall quality of life.
The Lose to Win program has also flourished. In partnership with YMCA facilities, AmeriHealth Caritas created a 12-week program for members with type-2 diabetes. Lose to Win provided education to members about healthy eating and exercise. Members learned about weight and diabetes management.
Another great example of LaCare's community involvement is the Bright Start℠ program, which provides high-risk pregnant members with specialized pre-natal care management. Bright Start managers act as advocates and coaches throughout pregnancy and postpartum, coordinating medical care and social services for women with high-risk pregnancies.
At LaCare, we have a special concern for those among us that are most vulnerable. Our community partnerships are just a few examples of the ways in which we go above and beyond the provision of basic health care coverage. We remain committed to continuing to expand these locally based programs.