Tulane Home Tulane Home

U.S. Rep. Joseph Cao to Tour New Orleans Children's Health Project Mobile Program

March 26, 2010 2:30 AM


Keith Brannon

*** Media Advisory ***


U.S. Rep. Anh "Joseph" Cao, R-New Orleans, will visit the New Orleans Children"s Health Project, a program of Tulane University School of Medicine and Children"s Health Fund (CHF) that provides free or low-cost primary, medical and mental health services, via mobile medical clinics, to children throughout the greater New Orleans area.


NOCHP Medical Director Dr. Alina Olteanu will show Rep. Cao how these mobile medical clinics are excellent tools to deliver high quality, comprehensive primary care to families in neighborhoods recovering from Hurricane Katrina. The mobile medical and mobile mental health clinics, which are stationed on a fixed schedule outside of schools in Gentilly, Mid-City, the Lower Ninth Ward and Chalmette, treat patients regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay for care.


10 a.m. Monday, March 29


Martin Luther King Charter School parking lot, 1617 Caffin Ave., New Orleans, LA


The New Orleans Children"s Health Project (NOCHP) is a partnership between Tulane University and Children"s Health Fund. CHF works nationally to advocate on behalf of all children and to develop health care programs for the most medically under-served population – homeless and disadvantaged children. For more information, visit www.childrenshealthfund.org.