A Black male patient speaks to a female doctor

Louisiana Integrated Center for Care, Supportive Services, and Community Health

New Orleans & Baton Rouge, LA

Target Population

African-American men, including gay/bisexual men, ages 20-29


Community-based organization




Socio-ecological model

HIV Care Continuum

Social Media


  • AIDSLaw
  • Caring Clinic
  • Capitol Area Reentry Program
  • Crescent Care NO/AIDS Taskforce
  • Frontline Legal Services
  • Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center
  • HIV/AIDS Alliance for Region 2
  • Louisiana Office of Public Health, STD/HIV Program
  • Louisiana Public Health Institute
  • New Orleans Regional AIDS Planning Council
  • Odyssey House Louisiana
  • Priority Health Care
  • Southern University


The Louisiana Public Health Institute's (LPHI) Integrated Centers for Care, Supportive Services, and Community Health (LA ICCSSCH) focus on addressing the unmet needs of young, African-American men and re-entry citizens (including gay/bisexual men living with, or at risk for, HIV) for health, social support, and prevention services in New Orleans and Baton Rouge. LA ICCSSCH contains community health program components that address social and economic determinants of health, including discrimination in housing and employment, HIV-related stigma, job readiness and support, and recidivism.


Funded by the Office of Minority Health under the HIV/AIDS Initiative for Minority Men, LPHI serves as the lead agency, while LA ICCSSCH implements the project. Project outcomes include:

  • Providing high-quality, culturally competent care and services for young Black men and increased referrals among partner agencies

  • Increasing the proportion of young Black men who receive job support services and/or are employed, stably housed, and report one or more (individual and community) assets that impact health and wellness

  • Increased utilization of screenings for sexually transmitted diseases/infections (STDs/STIs) and other preventive services by young Black men

  • Increased knowledge of/education about HIV and STD/STI transmission and prevention efforts at local Historically Black Colleges and Universities

  • Increasing the percentage of young Black men living with HIV who are linked to and retained in care and achieve viral suppression

  • Increasing the number of inclusive employers
Young Black man with locs leaning against a tree

"A 24-year-old African-American man living with HIV was homeless and lived under the bridge for 6 months with his younger brother...The Coordinator referred him to a housing program where he obtained transitional housing for three months."

LPHI staff member

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LPHI infographic