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Alliance Institute is 501(c)(3) organization that provides community organizing training and capacity building 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 equity 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.


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.

Community Involvement

Language and Literacy Access

Preserving Health Care Funding

Regional Health Care Symposiums

Gulf Region Health Outreach Program


Alliance Institute Receives BP Oil Spill Grant from Greater New Orleans Foundation

Alliance Institute is the proud recipient of a grant from the Gulf Coast Oil Spill Fund at the Greater New Orleans Foundation ( The purpose of the grant is to assist in the establishment of systems/processes for emergency health and oil clean-up training.  The grant will assist in the establishment of a health clinic to service the towns of Barataria, Crown Point and Lafitte, LA.

In August of this year, Alliance Institute helped to broker a deal between the town of Lafitte and the Jefferson Community Health Care Clinic to bring health care to the towns of Barataria, Crown Point and Lafitte.  The proposed health clinic will provide physical, mental and dental health access to these small gulf coast towns.

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Alliance Institute Planning Human Rights Organizing Curriculum

Alliance Institute would like to welcome Mr. Mark Sousa of Malmo University.  Mr. Sousa is a student at the Faculty of Culture and Society at Malmot and is serving an international internship.

Founded in 1988, Malmo is one of Sweden’s largest universities.  Working with Alliance Institute staff, Mr. Sousa will be helping to develop an organizing curriculum that emphasizes and develops a human rights perspective.  Following the catastrophic hurricane season of 2005 and the corporate focused response to the BP oil drilling disaster the human rights have been noticeably absent from much of the conversation.

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Agreement Finalized to Bring New Health Clinic to Three Underserved Coastal Louisiana Cities

New health clinic will help underserved communities of Lafitte, Barataria, and Crown Point, LA.On Tuesday, August 24, 2010 Alliance Institute and Louisiana BayouKeepers finalized an agreement between the Town of Lafitte, Louisiana and the Jefferson Community Health Care Clinic.  The proposed clinic will bring access to community health care to the residents of Barataria, Crown Point, and Lafitte, LA.

On hand was Mayor Tim Kerner of Lafitte who granted access to the town’s health facility, which has been rented to private physicians; and Linwood Driver, Co-CEO of the Jefferson Community Health Care Clinic who agreed to provide physicians twice per week as well as coordination with mental health care professionals, and possibly dental care.  The clinic will provide care on a sliding scale to accommodate residents of all income.  Mayor Kerner requested, and Mr. Driver agreed that on-going monitoring of the health of oil spill workers will be a primary feature of the clinic.

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Take Action Today to Support Restoration of the Gulf Coast and Its Communities

Click on the TAKE ACTION button above to tell Secretary Mabus to support our gulf coast recovery plan.This week, the Alliance Institute has partnered with Oxfam America, the Gulf Coast Fund, Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation, and over 100 other groups at the forefront of Gulf Coast recovery to release a blueprint for the long term recovery that calls for community-based, democratic, equitable and green solutions to the ongoing crises in the region.

Support the people of the Gulf Coast by urging the Obama Administration to equally value communities, environment and economic welfare in its Gulf Coast recovery plan.

President Obama has appointed Navy Secretary Ray Mabus to develop a Gulf Coast Recovery plan in the aftermath of the BP oil spill and Hurricane Katrina. Send a letter today to Secretary Mabus and ask him to adopt the recommendations of the new report "One Gulf, Resilient Gulf".