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Alliance Institute is 501(c)(3) organization that provides community organizing training and technical assistance to non-profits and community based organizations in New Orleans and across the gulf south. With a primary goal of increasing economic and social justice through community engagement, Alliance Institute works to provide individuals, families, and organizations with the skills and tools they need to fully participate in the decision making processes that affect them in their homes, neighborhoods, and communities.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

Health Care Access Along the Gulf Coast

By bringing together a diverse set of stakeholders from across the Gulf Coast region, Alliance Institute and its partners are ensuring that residents have a real say in the future of healthcare services in their communities.

Gulf Coast Recovery

In the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, as well as the BP oil disaster, Alliance Institute has focused its efforts on a number of collaborative grassroots efforts to help restore the Gulf Coast region and expand job opportunities.

Building Civic Capacity

Alliance Institute is the premier non-profit organization for providing community involvement training and technical assistance in the Deep South. The organizatoin has also been tapped by the Robert F. Kennedy Foundation of Europe to assist in the development of their Human Rights Training Institute.

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Continuing the Fight for Expanded Healthcare Resources in Wake of BP Oil Spill Disaster

On January 12, 2011 Alliance Institute and others were invited to a small meeting following the release of “Deep Water, the Gulf Oil Disaster and the Future of Offshore Drilling” by the National Commission on the BP Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling.  At the event, Alliance Institute pointed out the need for access to health care in addition to long-term monitoring of workers associated with the disaster and the clean-up (a copy of the recommendations can be found here).

Following the 2010 BP Oil Drilling Disaster, Alliance Institute has been working diligently with the Gulf Coast Fund for Community Renewal and Ecological Health, Louisiana BayouKeepers, Jefferson Community Health Care Clinic, and the RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights to bring health care services to coastal communities affected by the disaster.

Alliance Institute and its partners are currently working through a variety of avenues to access the funding necessary to make health care professionals available to gulf coast communities.

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