LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health faculty and staff participated in the New Orleans Baby Cakes’ Cancer Awareness Night on Friday, August 4, 2017, at the Shrine on Airline. The night celebrated cancer survivors, including one of LSU Health’s own, Carl Kluttz, who works at the School of Public Health and threw the first pitch. The evening helped to increase the number of cancer survivors by raising awareness of risk factors, the importance of screening tests and early detection, as well as educating people about what they can do to help prevent cancer.
Contributions of LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health faculty and staff included a giant, inflatable colon, which people walked through to learn about colon cancer and screening, and staff sharedinformation and answered questions about breast and cervical cancer early detection and screening services.
As part of its service mission, LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health developed and operates Louisiana Cancer Prevention and Control Programs. Working with partners around the state, programs and projects include the Louisiana Breast and Cervical Health Program, the Louisiana Colorectal Health Project, the Gulf States Young Breast Cancer Survivor Network/Survive Dat Program, HPV Studies, Survivorship Plans, and the Louisiana Healthy Communities Coalition.