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LWCC Foundation Announces Grant Recipients  of Louisiana Well Again Phase 3
Foundation seeks to address vulnerabilities that threaten the health of Louisiana’s workforce 

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

The LWCC Foundation announced the 10 recipients of the Louisiana Well Again Phase 3 grants, totaling over $290,000. This grant cycle supports Louisiana nonprofit organizations and hospitals as they address the root physical wellness issues that make the Louisiana population susceptible to illness such as COVID-19. This is the final phase of Louisiana Well Again: COVID-19 Response Package.

“The funding for this cycle of giving is critically important to addressing the health challenges our state faces, both today and in the future. We’re thrilled to put our support behind the innovative efforts of the nonprofit organizations and hospitals who received a grant from the LWCC Foundation,” said John Hawie, LWCC Foundation Board President.

Through Louisiana Well Again, the LWCC Foundation is working to address vulnerabilities that threaten the health and safety of Louisiana citizens by providing funding for existing programs and initiatives, research, or new innovations that address the health and safety of the state’s workforce. Supported programs seek to drive transformational and sustainable change and will have a positive long-term impact on the health of our Louisiana communities.

The organizations receiving Phase 3 Louisiana Well Again: COVID-19 Response Package grants are as follows:

Baton Rouge General Hospital, Baton Rouge – CARE Initiative focused on preventative care in underserved communities 

BREADA, Baton Rouge – Outreach strategies to connect people with healthy foods 

CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital, Alexandria – Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) diabetes response program

Girls on the Run New Orleans, New Orleans – Physical activity based Positive Youth Development Program 

LSU Health Sciences Shreveport, Shreveport – Training for community health workers for the Eat Right and Move Program 

MLK Health Center Shreveport, Shreveport – Healthy Families; Healthy Communities Program, a healthcare safety net for the uninsured and uninsured struggling with chronic conditions 

Our Lady of the Lake Hospital, Baton Rouge – Launch Capital Area Hypertension Outreach program with local barbershops to proactively screen and manage disease in a targeted patient population

St. Tammany Health System, Covington – Telehealth disease prevention and halting program

Union General Hospital, Farmerville – Expand rural health clinic capacity to include chronic care management to current telehealth program 

Woman’s Hospital, Baton Rouge – Patient Support Fund to support access to preventative and maintenance care and educational programs

 

In the fight against COVID-19, the COVID-19, the LWCC Foundation continues to maintain its focus on creating a safer and healthier Louisiana, in which the entire workforce can thrive. Phase 3 of Louisiana Well Again is LWCC Foundation’s third giving program in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Louisiana. In Phase 1, LWCC Foundation distributed a $100,000 gift to Feeding Louisiana to provide more than 400,000 meals to food banks statewide. In June 2020,  Phase 2 distributed $500,000 in grant funding to support front-line healthcare workers in 24 hospitals across the state.

About LWCC Foundation

LWCC Foundation is a private foundation created by LWCC to formalize the company’s commitment to their vision of being a catalyst to elevate Louisiana’s position in America. LWCC Foundation’s mission is to inspire and create transformational change in Louisiana businesses and workers by partnering with nonprofits focused on health, wellness, and safety. 

LWCC – Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Corporation

LWCC is a champion of Louisiana business and proud to be headquartered in the state capital, Baton Rouge. As a model single-state, private mutual workers’ comp company, we promote safety, security, and stability in Louisiana. LWCC is dedicated to excellence in execution, from underwriting to life-long care of injured workers. We are proud to partner with our agents, and together deliver outstanding service to our Policyholders and their workers. Our commitment is to be there for Louisiana. Always. Our mission is to help Louisiana thrive by bettering our state one business and one worker at a time. LWCC has been recognized by industry leading benchmarker AON and named to the Ward’s 50® group of top-performing insurance companies for achieving outstanding results in the areas of safety, consistency, and performance over a five-year period, 2016-2020. For more information on the corporation and its services, please visit www.lwcc.com. 


Media Contact

Seth Irby

LWCC Chief Marketing & Customer Experience Officer

[O] 225-231-0934, Seth.Irby@lwcc.com