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Behavioral Health Therapy in the Virtual World

Behavioral Health Therapy in the Virtual World By Jan M. Kasofsky, PhD – Access Health Louisiana, Vice President of Behavioral Health and Human Services Forming a connection or engagement is the basis of a therapeutic relationship between a therapist and Continue reading

Finding Our Way through the COVID-19 Challenges

By Jan Kasofsky, Ph.D./Vice President of Behavioral Health & Human Services for Access Health Louisiana It is unlikely that you could find anyone whose world hasn’t been turned upside down due to this virus we call COVID-19. As you work Continue reading

Internist of the Year Award

Dr. MarkAlain Dery receives Top Honor Dr. MarkAlain Dery, DO, MPH, FACOI has been named “Internist of the Year” by the American College of Osteopathic Internists (ACOI). Dr. Dery is the Chief Innovation Officer for Access Health Louisiana, as well Continue reading

Five New School Health Center Sites

As schools re-open in southeast Louisiana, more students will be able to take advantage of mental health services.  Access Health Louisiana (AHL) opened five new school-based health center (SBHC) sites in August in Jefferson Parish.  This brings the total number Continue reading

State Superintendent Releases School Re-Opening Plan

Strong Start 2020 State Superintendent Cade Brumley released his recommendations for Louisiana school re-openings due to COVID-19 on June 24, 2020.  The “Strong Start 2020” plan discusses how many students will be allowed on campus during each Phase of re-opening.  Continue reading

A Mask for 28 Days Can Help COVID Go Away

If the globe wore masks for 28 days, we could help eliminate the SARS-CoV-2 virus.  By Dr. MarkAlain Dery, DO, MPH, FACOI COVID-19 is the first global pandemic of the internet era. Information is now transferred at the speed of Continue reading

COVID-19: A Story of Survival

Some Louisiana parishes are leading the nation in COVID-19 deaths per capita according to a University of Louisiana-Lafayette study.  However, while the disease is deadly for some, many people are surviving.  Luling resident and Access Health Louisiana (AHL) patient “Charmaine” Continue reading

Phase One: Re-Opening

COVID-19:  Phase One As state and local officials launch their Phase One Re-Opening plans mid-May, it’s important to remember that COVID-19 is still out there.  The disease has not gone away.  Remember to maintain social distancing, wear a mask and Continue reading

COVID-19 Testing in St. Charles Parish

April 7, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COVID-19 Testing Available by Appointment for St. Charles Parish Residents Hahnville, LA – President Matthew Jewell has coordinated with the Louisiana Department of Health and  Access Health Louisiana to provide COVID-19 testing to St. Continue reading

COVID 19: Join Us on Facebook Live Weekdays at 4pm

Access Health Louisiana COVID 19 Facebook Lives: Join Doc Griggs and Infectious Disease Physicians Dr. MarkAlain Dery at 4pm Monday-Fridays for a Facebook Live on COVID-19.  They’ll talk about the latest on the spread of the disease, testing and vaccination Continue reading