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  • 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...
  • Early Childhood Health
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    Childhood Health Healthy habits start early! Many Louisiana children spend time in child care, early education programs or family day care sites around the state. Providers and families have a great opportunity to take care of children’s developing minds and growing bodies in the best way possible. Making sure kids are up and moving and eating healthy meals is key to ensuring that all of our children have a healthy, happy start in life. Well-Ahead Louisiana can help all child care settings create this healthy environment for the infants, toddlers, and families they serve. Early Childhood...
  • 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%...
  • Health Equity
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    Equity Health equity is attainment of the highest level of health for all people. Achieving health equity requires valuing everyone equally with focused and ongoing societal efforts to address avoidable inequalities, historical and contemporary injustices, and the elimination of health and health care disparities. Health Equity WellSpots Programs Living Well-Ahead Additional Health Equity Resources County Health Rankings An interactive website by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that provides maps and data on a variety of health and lifestyle indicators. See how your parish ranks among other parishes! Unnatural Causes A nationally acclaimed 7 part documentary series broadcasted by PBS exploring racial and socioeconomic inequalities in health. ChangeLabs Solutions Changelabs Solutions provides usable toolkits to improve healthy eating, tobacco control and childhood obesity. Promoting policy, systems and...
  • Child Care Centers
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    Documentation/Verification Tobacco-free Policy Copy of policy RESOURCES FOR IMPLEMENTATION Promotion of the Louisiana Tobacco Quitline or another approved cessation service organization Written description or pictures of ways in which the LA Tobacco Quitline or other service is promoted RESOURCES FOR IMPLEMENTATION Designation as a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace or Champion Well-Ahead LA will verify this benchmark is met with the Louisiana Breastfeeding Coalition. RESOURCES...
  • Worksites
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    Documentation/Verification Comprehensive smoke-free policy Copy of policy RESOURCES FOR IMPLEMENTATION Comprehensive tobacco-free policy Copy of policy RESOURCES FOR IMPLEMENTATION Tobacco cessation coverage within employee health plans Copy of health plan benefits or health plan promotional materials Promotion of the Louisiana Tobacco Quitline or another approved cessation service organization Written description or pictures of ways in which the LA Tobacco Quitline or other service is promoted RESOURCES FOR IMPLEMENTATION Designation as...
  • Colleges and Universities
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    Documentation/Verification Comprehensive tobacco-free policy Copy of policy RESOURCES FOR IMPLEMENTATION Tobacco cessation coverage within employee health plans Copy of health plan benefits or health plan promotional materials Promotion of the Louisiana Tobacco Quitline or another approved cessation service organization Written description or pictures of ways in which the LA Tobacco Quitline or other service is promoted RESOURCES FOR IMPLEMENTATION Designation as a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace or Champion Well-Ahead LA will verify this benchmark is met with the Louisiana Breastfeeding Coalition....
  • Schools
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    Documentation/Verification Comprehensive tobacco-free campus policy Copy of policy RESOURCES FOR IMPLEMENTATION Promotion of the Louisiana Tobacco Quitline or another approved cessation service organization Written description or pictures of ways in which the LA Tobacco Quitline or other service is promoted RESOURCES FOR IMPLEMENTATION Tobacco cessation coverage within employee health plans Copy of health plan benefits or health plan promotional...
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