National Collegiate Volunteers (NCV), a group of student volunteers from Tufts and Brandeis Universities, is developing an online health care database, A Healthy Nola (www.ahealthynola.org). It promises to be the health care resource for the Orleans and Jefferson Parishes when it is released to the public January 2010. Our database will have over 160 clinics, 70 hospitals, and hundreds of doctors on its website. Information on each health care provider includes location and hours, payment and insurances accepted, types of services offered, languages spoken, and more. Our database also has an easy-to-use search engine that reduces search results based on people’s condition (for example, diabetes), how much they want to pay, the distance from their home, and more. This will help people find the health care provider they need quickly and easily.
We hope that our database will give people many low-cost and free health care alternatives to emergency rooms. Our goal with the database ahealthynola is to make it easier for people to get affordable primary care so that we can create a healthier and happier New Orleans. For more information about ahealthynola, please check our website at http://www.