Disparities come at a personal and societal price Health care disparities are costly. Poorly managed care or missed diagnoses result in expensive and avoidable complications. As discussed in Unequal Treatment: "to the extent that minority beneficiaries of publicly funded health programs are less likely to receive high quality care, these beneficiaries—as well as the taxpayers that support public health care programs—may face higher future health care costs." The personal cost of disparities can lead to significant morbidity, disability, and lost productivity at the individual level.
Health Disparities

What is GiveNOLA Day?
Hosted on Tuesday, May 5th by the Greater New Orleans Foundation, GiveNOLA Day is the community’s one-day, online giving event to inspire people to give generously to the nonprofit organizations that make our region a stronger and more thriving community for all. It’s our day to come together as one! Every dollar donated from midnight to midnight on May 5th will be increased with additional “lagniappe” dollars provided by the Greater New Orleans Foundation and our generous GiveNOLA Day sponsors. Last year, we raised $2.25 million dollars from 19,000+ donors around the nation. This year, our goals are to raise $3 million from 25,000+ donors!

How can I participate?
Everybody can participate on GiveNOLA Day! Individuals can make online donations to participating nonprofits. The minimum donation is $10. All donations made on May 5th give your favorite nonprofit the opportunity to earn lagniappe dollars, awards, and hourly prizes.

What nonprofits are participating?
Over 550 nonprofits across the Greater New Orleans Foundation’s 13-parish region are participating in GiveNOLA Day on May 5, 2015. The participating nonprofits are working on a broad range of issues: arts & culture, animals, community improvement, education, environment, health, housing, human services, public safety & crime, and youth development. Click here to review the Leaderboard and find your favorite nonprofit.

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