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  • Our Mission
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    Louisiana Communities to a Healthier Future The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospital’s Office of Public Health, Health Promotion Team is mobilizing communities across the state, developing community resource linkages, and increasing the access to healthier environments through the Well-Ahead Louisiana brand. The Health Promotion Team promotes chronic disease prevention efforts in Louisiana by providing a coordinated investment of prevention funds, establishing basic community based health interventions, and strategic targeting of systems level health interventions to the residents of Louisiana in a more streamlined and efficient way. Health promotion 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. Our...
  • FAQs
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    © 2015 Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals FAQs Frequently Asked Questions Find WellSpots Upcoming Events WellSpot Benchmarks WellSpot...
  • About | Well-Ahead Louisiana
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    pretty proud of our way of life in Louisiana. Although, improving our wellbeing doesn't have to mean giving up our favorite things like good food, great music and legendary festivals. Rather, it means making smart choices so we can enjoy our favorite things even longer. Small choices towards wellness, enabled by the environments we're in every day, allow us the opportunity for balance. Together we can shape a future that gives us the chance to feel better and enjoy life a little longer. The Challenge: Louisiana is… 48 th in Overall Health 44 th in Outcomes 49 th in Determinants 48 th in...
  • Early Childhood Health
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    Childhood Health Programs Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care (NAP SACC) NAP SACC is a provider-based program implemented in childcare centers. The program promotes healthy weight development in preschool children by improving: the quality of food served the amount and quality of physical activity staff-child interactions facility nutrition and physical activity policies and practices related environmental characteristics If you are interested in participating in the NAP SACC program, email Leslie Lewis at leslie.lewis@la.gov . NAP SACC Resources NAP SACC in Louisiana (under the "Nutrition" dropdown) NAP SACC One Pager – attached in email Early Childhood Health Programs Child Care Center Benchmarks Child Care Center Resources School Health Additional Early Childhood Health Resources Screen Time and Physical Activity...
  • WellSpot Designation
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  • WellSpot Designation
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  • How To Quit
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    Tobacco Control Initiative (TCI) TCI offers a comprehensive treatment program to patients of LSU Hospitals throughout the state. TCI's goal is to implement and evaluate evidence-based tobacco cessation services. Find out more information here !...
  • Suggest A Wellspot
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  • Programs
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    Designation Find out more about our WellSpot Designation program and see how your organization can be designated. Learn...
  • How To Quit
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    to a tobacco-free life Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or get registered for our free web-based quit program to chat with a quit coach. Click Here to get learn more! Anytime is a good time to call! 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When you are ready to quit a Quit Coach will work with you to develop a customized plan for you.* You may be encouraged to contact your doctor for stop smoking medications and will receive information about quitting tobacco programs in your community. Click here for more information about Quitline services! *Certain callers, such as pregnant women, may qualify for additional telephone counseling sessions. Your representative will share with you how many sessions you qualify for during the registration process....
  • School HealthOLD
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    Health What is the role of health in schools? Between test scores and graduation rates, where does health fit in? Research shows us that a healthy child makes a better student. Students who eat a nutritious breakfast, have a healthy diet, and get enough physical activity throughout the day have better grades, better test scores, and better attendance. Well-Ahead Louisiana can help schools make that connection and reach their goals around health and wellness through simple, low-cost strategies. It’s easy to do – why not start now? School Health Programs WellSpot Designation Early Childhood Health School WellSpot Benchmarks Tobacco-Free Policy School Health in Louisiana Statistics Percent of schools that prohibit all forms of advertising and promotion for candy, fast food restaurants, or soft drinks 52.6%...
  • Healthy Eating
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    Healthy Eating Resources Alliance for a Healthier Generation This site contains everyday health tips as well as information regarding dropping liquid calories, eating real food not junk food, and recipes; contains a product calculator for visitors to find out if their favorite snacks are smart snacks. There are also links for healthy schools as well as links for parents to keep their children healthy during out-of-school time American Heart Association If you’re trying to cut back on added sugars or calories, try these swaps to get the sweet taste you love. Choose My Plate The site contains information regarding healthy eating on a budget, daily food plans, recipes, cookbooks, and menus. It also contains healthy eating tips, videos (kitchen timesavers, etc), and calculators (BMI, etc). There are interactive quizzes regarding portion control and calorie utilization. USDA-Choose MyPlate Supertracker – Body Weight Planner...
  • Suggest A Wellspot
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    you for helping to move Louisiana Well-Ahead by suggesting a WellSpot! Please fill out the form below, providing the information available for your WellSpot suggestion. Once the form has been submitted our team will review the submission and determine if the location meets all WellSpot criteria....
  • On The Go
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    To Get Active Find something that you like to do, such as gardening, biking, walking, canoeing, swimming, hiking, running or dancing Take your dog for a walk, they need the exercise too Join a local group or team to play a sport that you enjoy When available, take the stairs everywhere you go Work a little harder at things you already do. We all like a challenge! Start moving while watching T.V. Make exercise a family affair; take the kids out for new activities Be consistent and set a schedule If you have been inactive, always consult your healthcare provider before starting a physical activity program. On The Go On The Go Research shows that any amount of exercise, at any age, is beneficial to overall health. An active lifestyle can reduce your risk of developing heart disease by half, as well as reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes and certain cancers. Consistent exercise regimens can improve...
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