Community Health Talks

Helping keep our community healthy and informed

Prescription Joy's mission is to promote healing through humor and play. We feel our mission goes beyond hospital walls - we promote healing in our community, too. Our Community Health Talks are informative forums on health needs that members of our community are currently facing. We bring a variety of well-established experts to educate the community about their field of health, at no cost to the attendees. RxJ hopes that through these conversations, our community will learn of the resources we have here in New Orleans to take care of themselves and each other. 


Prescription Joy Community Health Talk on Migraines with Dr. POsas III.

Tuesday, November 13th at 7:30pm at The Fortress Of Lushington.

MIGRAINE! What is it? How does it happen? Does it run in families? How do we treat it? Is there new stuff on the market for it? I heard I can take care of my wrinkles and stop migraines, is that true? What about my ear piercings? Can they stop migraines?

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Prescription Joy Community Health Talk on Concussions with Dr. POsas III.

June 19, 2018 at 7:30pm at The Fortress Of Lushington.

Prescription Joy had a Community Health Talk on Concussions. Hosted by Dr. Jose H. Posas III, a well known and established Neurologist in the New Orleans area. The talk included the science of concussions, warning signs, treatment and other relevant information pertaining to this all-too-common, and very misunderstood injury.

Dr. Jose Posas is a graduate of the medical school at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. He did his residency training at University of Miami in Neurology where he was a Chief Resident in his final year. He was the inaugural Sports Neurology fellow at Kerlan Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles, California. He has been practicing Sports Neurology focusing on concussions and post-traumatic headaches, at Ochsner Baptist in Louisiana since 2014. He is engaged at the national level with the American Academy of Neurology having graduated the Diversity Leadership Program in 2017, been part of the Healthcare Diversity Task Force in 2018, and now appointed to the Joint Coordinating Council on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Disparities in 2019. He is passionate about reducing implicit bias towards women, racially and ethnically diverse patient populations and healthcare providers, leveraging technology, education and population based metrics.


Concussion resources from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN):