Our Mission

Connecting Louisiana Communities to a Healthier Future

The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) launched the Well-Ahead Louisiana initiative in 2014. This initiative is led by the Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (BCDPHP), a team within Louisiana's Office of Public Health.  Our team is mobilizing communities across the state, developing community resource linkages, and increasing the access to healthier environments through the Well-Ahead Louisiana brand.

Well-Ahead promotes chronic disease prevention efforts in Louisiana by providing a coordinated investment of prevention funds; establishing basic, community-based health interventions; and strategically targeting systems-level health interventions to the residents of Louisiana in a more streamlined and efficient way. Our team fosters a statewide, community-based network that promotes health in all places and spaces, connecting organizations across the state to the resources that will make healthy living easily accessible to each and every person.