LCEF-HI is offering free lung cancer screenings for Acadiana musicians with funding provided by Benefit the Boogie.
Benefit the Boogie is an annual fundraiser that offers information about lung cancer and raises money to provide lung cancer screenings for Acadiana area musicians. The mission of Benefit the Boogie is to provide funds that will eliminate financial barriers between members of the local musical community and access to lung cancer information and screening tests, and also to create greater awareness of the risks musicians face to their health through workplace exposure to second hand smoke, with an emphasis on lung cancer risk factors, education, and early detection.
The screenings are ongoing and require an appointment. If you are a musician in the Acadiana area and you would like to schedule an appointment or get more information, contact LCEF-HI at 337-366-8970 and ask for Kathy or Robert, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We offer general health screening tests for cultural workers and their families. We currently offer glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol tests.
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For further information: call 337-366-8970 or email email@example.com.
The primary mission of the LCEF Healthcare Initiative is to support the total well-being of our cultural economy workers by facilitating access to primary and preventative healthcare and affordable prescriptions.
Our cultural workers enrich our lives and serve as ambassadors of Louisiana to the world. But the majority of them are self employed and are either uninsured or under insured. This limits their access to healthcare and adds to their frustration of trying to navigate the maze of service options. A cultural worker’s health risks are often increased by the environmental nature of their work such as the medium of their art, smoke filled rooms and the increased stress from fluctuating income.
The LCEF-HI works to ensure that our culture stays strong. We do this by caring for our cultural workers and striving to keep them healthy.
All Louisiana cultural economy workers are eligible for assistance from LCEF-HI, including those working in visual arts and crafts, performing arts, culinary arts, design, traditional culture bearing, entertainment, literary arts and humanities and historic preservation.
The LCEF-HI main office is in Lafayette. We currently have medical partners serving the following parishes: Acadia, Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Evangeline, Iberia, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, Rapides, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, and Vermillion, however, our service is available statewide.
There is no fee for assistance from LCEF-HI. Upon visiting a doctor, participants will be charged based on income and ability to pay. Participants who need specialized treatment or testing will be referred to a medical facility or area specialist (if available). They will not have to wait in the ER to be enrolled in the LSU Healthcare Network.
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If you need assistance with your health issues call Healthcare Initiative Director, Kathy Richard at 337-366-8970 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please know that help is just an email or phone call away. You are important to us.
If you would like to help us in this important work, please donate to the the LCEF Healthcare Initiative.