C.A.S.S.E

The Council for the Advancement of Social Services and Education (CASSE) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that identifies, designs, implements, coordinates and evaluates programs in order to improve the quality of life in the communities served with dignity and respect by providing a continuum of care. 


CASSE developed healthcare as one of the organization’s focus areas.  It established the development of the
following:


The Community Health Institute provides access to medical health care services to improve the quality of life by focusing on the improvement of the rural medically underserved and uninsured in Louisiana health status.


The Community Health Institute projects were established to address the lack of health care services in rural Louisiana as the lack of accessibility to health care services and the health care professional shortage severely limits accessible to affordable health care services in Louisiana.  


​The Dental Health Institute provides access to dental health care services to improve the quality of life by focusing on the access of services to the medically underserved and uninsured in Louisiana.  

The Dental Health Institute projects were established to address the lack of oral health in Louisiana as the lack of availability to dental health care services and the dental health care professional shortage severely limits affordable dental health care services in Louisiana.  

 

 

The Youth Development Institute provides access to behavioral health and social service to improve the quality of life by focusing on the access of services to the medically underserved and uninsured in Louisiana.  

 

The Youth Development Institute project was established to address the lack of behavior health services to assisting families in need of family support when dealing with behavior health issues.    

 

 

The Goals



 Implement creative approaches to caring for the “whole” person.

 Increase the access to health care for Louisiana’s medically underserved and uninsured families.

 Make significant contributions to creating healthy communities through advocacy and other initiatives.

 Strengthen current programs and expand into new locations and services.

 Promote a community environment filled with hope, dignity and mutual respect.

 
 Develop collaborative partnerships with governmental agencies and community organizations to enhance access to all services in Louisiana.
 Provide health care services in areas with health professional shortages.

 Provide pediatric and adult primary medical care, dental care and behavioral health care to the medically underserved and uninsured families  of Louisiana.

 Provide allied health care educational programs as well as preventive health care educational programs.






The Objectives


 Establish Community Health Centers.

 Establish Federally Qualified Healthcare Center (FQHC).

 Develop “New Access Points” for health care services in Louisiana.

 Establish strong community collaboration and cooperation to address community identified needs.

 Develop an identified network of resources.

 Expand existing health care services to include medical, dental and mental health.

 Develop prevention education programs within the healthcare centers. 

          Council for the Advancement of Social Services and Education

           Behavioral Health Services              Dental Health Services                             Medical Health Services