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Bouquets & Brickbats

They get what they deserve

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The United Health Foundation

awarded $550,000 to Daughters of Charity Health Centers' (DCHC) Patient-Centered Medical Home Model and Neighborhood Health Partnership program at its St. Cecilia Health Center in Bywater. The foundation has given nearly $7 million in grants to DCHC since 2006.



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The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana (PAR)

received the "Most Effective Education" award from the Governmental Research Association for PAR's Sunshine Headquarters, which educates people about open meetings laws, public records and campaign finance. The Sunshine Headquarters website is at www.parlouisiana.org. PAR is a nonpartisan public policy research organization focused on government transparency and accountability.



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The U.S. National Cancer Institute

awarded $1.3 million to the Louisiana Tumor Registry at the LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. The registry is one of 18 Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results cancer registries in the U.S. collecting data for research.



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GOHSEP

aka the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, allowed more than $15 million worth of ice to melt or to be sold by a private company after Hurricane Isaac. GOHSEP ordered 34 million pounds of ice, but the Louisiana Office of Inspector General has since reported that only 6 million pounds went to storm victims. The state then paid $15 million to move the ice. The rest melted, and in one case a company repackaged the ice and sold it.

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