Xavier University of Louisiana

Team Visionary to Present Research and Receive Award at 11th  Annual Health Disparities Conference in New Orleans



Visionary Consulting Partners, LLC (Visionary) is proud to announce the acceptance of three research abstracts for Xavier University of Louisiana’s upcoming 11th Health Disparities Conference. Our President and CEO, Eleanor Thornton, and Director of Programs & Research and Health Services Administrator, Claire Hayes Watson, PhD, led the authoring of “Implementation of an Asthma Counseling Training Model in Federally Qualified Health Centers: A Qualitative Analysis.” The research highlights the insights and perceptions of trainers, counselors, providers, and health center administrators during and after the implementation of a tailored asthma counselor training program in federal health centers.


Two accepted abstracts were also led by Visionary’s Practice Engagement Interns, who have worked diligently to develop and execute independent projects that explore the demands of small and large public health systems through the lens of small business. Hannah Sullivan, a graduating Master of Public Health student from Tulane University’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine will present her research titled “Understanding the Barriers of Public Health Organizations in Post-Disaster Settings: A Qualitative Analysis.”  Ms. Sullivan has also been selected to receive the John Ruffin Young Investigators Award for her research efforts and will present her work during the Plenary Session II & Lunch Keynote Address.  


Simone Graham, a graduating Master of Public Health student from LSU Health’s School of Public Health will also present her work titled “Guess Who: An Innovative Approach to Using Technology to Facilitate Collaborative Partnering Between Small Businesses that Support Health Services Institutions”. Ms. Graham’s primary objective is  to deliver this fully operable business development application to Visionary’s leadership by the end of her internship. 

Visionary invites you learn more about our work at the Xavier University of Louisiana’s 11th Health Disparities Conference to be held April 19th-20th at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel. We look forward to seeing you there!

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