Health Impact Assessment of the Redevelopment of the Claiborne Corridor

New Orleans, Louisiana
The New Orleans Health Department, in conjunction with the Livable Claiborne Communities Initiative

The New Orleans Health Department, in conjunction with the Livable Claiborne Communities Initiative, or LCC, will conduct an HIA to inform decisions centered around the redevelopment within the historic Claiborne Corridor in New Orleans. Once a vibrant commercial corridor, the communities along Claiborne have gone through economic divestment since the 1960s. As Claiborne Avenue is a major transportation and commercial artery, the area is currently targeted for investment and redevelopment. As redevelopment plans are made and study recommendations are considered, the LCC would like to ensure that health is incorporated into all decision-making. To pilot this approach, the New Orleans Health Department, LCC, the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority, and Alembic Community Development will collaborate to conduct a HIA for the redevelopment of the former Myrtle Banks School, which includes a 65,000-square-foot site with nearly 11,000-square-feet of open space. It was purchased with plans to preserve and rehabilitate the property and transform it into a fresh food hub and collaborative office space for the surrounding community. The HIA aims to influence the programming on the site to ensure that the redevelopment benefits the neighborhood.

This effort is part of the National Association of County and City Health Officials, or NACCHO, Health Impact Assessment Mentorship Project. The mentor is Lauren Gase of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

More Information
Contact Email: Katherine Cain, quality improvement and performance management program lead:

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Expected September 2014
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