Louisiana Obesity and Diabetes Collaborative

The Louisiana Obesity and Diabetes Collaborative is a group of dedicated individuals working to improve health outcomes related to obesity and diabetes through advocacy work, including increasing health literacy, connecting patients to programs and services, and increasing awareness of prediabetes and diabetes. The Collaborative works to make a meaningful impact through a coordinated effort of obesity and diabetes prevention, management and policy change.

The Collaborative is comprised of three work groups:

  • Access Work Group: Ensuring the community clinical linkages are in place to improve overall access to diabetes and obesity resources.
  • Awareness/Education Work Group: Prevent and manage obesity and diabetes by increasing awareness, education and resources for the community.
  • Payer/Policy Work Group: Identify realistic reform to combat obesity and diabetes in Louisiana.

Quarterly meetings are held throughout the year with each meeting focusing on a specific topic to educate and inform partners on obesity and diabetes prevention and treatment strategies.

 

Previous Meetings

Louisiana Obesity and Diabetes Collaborative | March 5, 2020

Coretta LaGarde, from the American Heart Association, presented on Advancing Million Hearts: American Heart Association and Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Partners working together in Louisiana. Click here to access the recorded presentation.

Louisiana Obesity and Diabetes Collaborative | May 4, 2020

Dr. Courtney Walker, along with Novo Nordisk, discussed COVID-19 as it correlates to obesity and diabetes. The presentation also shared research insights from Dr. Steven Heymsfield, with Pennington Biomedical Research Center. Click here to access the recorded presentation.