Improving the health and wellness of individuals and communities
- Increase programs and funding to ensure patients with mental or behavioral health issues have access to preventative and real-time treatment in the most appropriate care setting.
- Initiate policies and focus efforts on ways to address social justice issues including the elimination of human trafficking.
- Support actions that ensure funding resources are available to the health care providers fighting to end the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Prioritize efforts to reduce maternal mortality rates.
- Promote policies that address health care workforce shortages across the state.
Strengthen access and remove barriers
- Undertake initiatives focused on the expansion of broadband access to allow for a comprehensive, integrated network to support both urban and rural areas across Louisiana.
- Enforce approved reimbursement structures for telehealth services, including those that allow providers to reach vulnerable populations.
- Support efforts relating to the reformation of Medicaid managed care organizations (MCOs) to alleviate administrative and financial burdens on providers.
Supporting the elimination of health care disparities
- Invest in public health initiatives and policies that ensure access to quality health care services to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in health outcomes.
- Develop strategies to support the increase of health care workforce diversity.
- Promote policies consistent with CHRISTUS’s Catholic identity and oppose proposals that would conflict with the Ethical and Religious Directives that inform our mission.
Maintaining a strong safety net
- Secure and safeguard state funding for Louisiana’s expanded Medicaid program to ensure individuals have access to timely and appropriate care.
- Effectuate policies and strategies to improve reimbursement and assist providers with care delivery to the uninsured and underinsured populations.
- Preserve and bolster programs that safeguard the health and well-being of vulnerable populations such as the elderly and low-income individuals.