Wellspot Location Details

Acadia Parish Health Unit
WellSpot Type: Healthcare Facility
WellSpot Level: Level Two
Address: 1029 Capitol Avenue, Crowley, LA 70526
Phone Number: 337-262-5326
Website: http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/directory/category/192

Smoke-Free Site

A smoke-free policy bans smoking of any kind on the property, including but not limited to: cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and electronic cigarettes. The policy should cover the entire property.  A smoke-free policy is a great first step toward gradually shifting to a tobacco-free environment. 

This WellSpot has implemented a smoke-free policy.



Tobacco-Free Site

The foundation for WellSpot designation is centered on tobacco-free environments.  A tobacco-free policy prohibits use of all tobacco products on an organization’s property.  This includes tobacco in all forms, as well as any type of smoking device.

This WellSpot has implemented a tobacco-free policy.



Tobacco Cessation Coverage

To meet this benchmark for WellSpot recognition, an organization’s employee health plan must cover tobacco cessation counseling and/or medications, including nicotine replacement therapies.

This WellSpot offers tobacco cessation coverage as part of its health plan.



Promotion of LA Tobacco Quitline

Promotion of cessation services available in the state is key to assisting individuals in their attempt to quit.  It is important to make these services known so tobacco users know where to go to get help in their quit attempts.

This WellSpot has met all the requirements regarding promotion of the LA Tobacco Quitline.



Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace

According to the Louisiana Breastfeeding Coalition, Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplaces provide:

  • Reasonable break time for working mothers to pump breast milk as needed throughout the day
  • One of more permanent breastfeeding rooms, or a clean, private, and safe space with an outlet (other than a toilet stall) that mothers can use for lactation when needed
  • A working sink near the breastfeeding location where mothers can clean pumping equipment
  • The lactation support (a place to pump and break time) is communicated to all current and future employees

This WellSpot has a breastfeeding friendly policy and provides the above support for nursing mothers.



Worksite Wellness – Beginning Implementation

Worksite Wellness is a major component of WellSpot designation criteria.  Changing the culture of health in the workplace through worksite wellness programming has a multitude of benefits for both employees and employers.  The “Beginning Implementation” phase of a Worksite Wellness Program includes obtaining support from management, designating staff members to lead the program, and planning employee evaluations to build a foundation for the program.

This WellSpot has implemented the beginning stages of their Worksite Wellness Program.



5-2-1-0 Partner

The 5-2-1-0 program is adapted from the evidence-based 5-2-1-0 program developed by the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center.

     5-2-1-0 stands for:
     5 or more fruits and vegetables per day
     2 or less hours of recreational screen time per day
     1 or more hour of physical activity per day
     0 sodas or sweetened beverages per day

This WellSpot promotes the 5-2-1-0 program in at least two ways in its facility.



Healthy Vending

WellSpot designation encourages organizations to help “make the healthy choice the easy choice” at their facility.  Implementing healthy vending makes healthy snack options more readily available.  State vending guidelines define healthy items as having 250 calories or less, 35% or less total calories from fat (excluding nuts and seeds), 10% or less total calories from saturated fat, 30g or less sugars, and 360mg or less sodium. 

This WellSpot has certified that at least 50% of their vending machine items meet healthy vending guidelines.



Promotion of Self-Assessment Tools 

WellSpots are asked to promote self-assessment tools that assess an individual's risk for developing prediabetes or heart conditions. These self-assessment tools are critical for detecting signs and symptoms of diabetes or heart conditions in their early stages.  

This WellSpot promotes self-assessment tools for prediabetes and heart health among employees.  



Referral Standard Operating Procedure

An effective referral system ensures a close relationship between all levels of the health system and helps to ensure people receive the best possible care closest to home. It also assists in making cost-effective use of hospitals and primary health care services. 

This WellSpot has a Standard Operating Procedure for referrals.



Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services

Providing Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services helps a facility improve the care for all patients, which helps to reduce healthcare disparities. CLAS helps providers to be more responsive to an individual’s needs and preferences, in order to provide the best care.

This WellSpot has implemented Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services.