We found we can prevent many of our most common health problems.
With the recent expansion of Medicaid in the State of Louisiana, we have experienced a triumphant milestone! However, many disenfranchised communities across our state and across the city of Shreveport experience disproportionate levels of preventable chronic diseases such as Diabetes and Heart Disease. ASAP Shreveport is working with local legislators, health insurance agencies, health facilities and services to ensure that those in this community not only receive their needed insurances, but also get to the doctor on a regular basis. We are also working to expose communities in need to forms of evidence-based medicine that focuses on long life and preventing disease to begin with. Our larger goal is to increase the quality of life in Shreveport residents by increasing the life expectancy of those in our community by a year, every year for the next 5 years.