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  • 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...
  • Our Partners
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    better health outcomes for our state would not be possible without the work of our local partners working directly in communities across Louisiana. These local partnerships help highlight the challenges local residents face when trying to lead healthier lives and help their communities overcome those challenges. Together with our partners, we can ensure that all Louisiana citizens have the resources and opportunities to make informed, healthy choices. WellAhead's partners include those listed below. Our...
  • Balance
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    for practicing balance Plan and incorporate downtime into your busy schedule Rethink activities, errands and people that exhaust you Get enough sleep (adults need 7.5 to 8.5 hours/night) Set your priorities and goals Practice relaxation exercises Manage your time and limit multitasking Schedule one thing you enjoy everyday Incorporate physical activity into your schedule Balance Balance To be well is a state of complete and stable physical, emotional, spiritual health. Balancing everyday demands between work and personal life can be challenging and create unwanted stress. Chronic stress can have a serious effect on mental and physical well-being if not managed. Follow these tips to help balance your life, reduce stress and stay healthy. Living Well-Ahead Geaux Tobacco-Free Healthy Eating On The Go Additional Balance Resources American Diabetes Association...
  • 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...
  • Worksites
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    WellSpots Worksites are where many Louisianans spend the majority of their time. As a worksite, you have the ability to significantly improve the lives of your employees by making small healthy changes to bring postive impacts on their health. Our worksite benchmarks are centered on a campus wide tobacco-free policy, and also include focus areas such as: worksite wellness, breastfeeding friendly workplace and education and policies regarding nutrition and physical activity. To learn more about the benchmarks for Worksite WellSpots and to get your Worksite moving Well-Ahead, take the Worksite Assessment ! You can also click here [link to worksite implementation guide] to download a printable PDF guide to becoming a WellSpot. Worksite WellSpot Benchmarks All WellSpots must be designated tobacco-free locations. In addition to being tobacco-free, worksites may meet additional wellness benchmarks. Worksites...
  • Schools
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    WellSpots Schools can make a major impact in the health of their students and staff. Our school benchmarks are centered on a campus wide tobacco free policy and a school wellness program that includes physical activity and nutrition components for both students and staff. The foundational elements of a good school wellness program are: Establish a School Health Advisory Council (SHAC)/Wellness Committee. Complete an assessment of your school health environment. Create and implement a school wellness policy. To learn more about the benchmarks for School WellSpots and to get your School moving Well-Ahead, take the School Assessment . (hyperlinked to the assessment – 2.3.1) You can also click here [link to school implementation guide] to download a printable PDF guide to becoming a WellSpot. School WellSpot Benchmarks All school WellSpots must be designated tobacco-free locations and have an established SHAC...
  • Hospitals
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    Wellspots Because hospitals touch the lives of so many from such a broad cross-section of local communities, your hospital is in a unique position to be able to have a significant impact on the health behaviors of both staff and patients. Our hospital benchmarks are centered on a campus wide tobacco-free policy as well as worksite wellness programming for staff and health education for patients. To learn more about the benchmarks for hospital WellSpots and to get your hospital moving Well-Ahead, take the Hospital Assessment . (hyperlinked to the assessment) You can also click here [link to hospital implementation guide] to download a printable PDF guide to becoming a WellSpot. Hospital WellSpot Benchmarks All hospital WellSpots must be designated tobacco-free locations. In addition to being tobacco-free, hospitals may meet additional wellness benchmarks. Hospitals Level...
  • How To Quit
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    you start smoking cigarettes before Sept. 1, 1988 and want to quit? You may qualify for the Smoking Cessation Trust! This program provides for the reimbursement of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT), Telephone Quit Line Services, Office Visits and Counseling. For more information on what resources are covered under the program and if your eligible for services in the program. Click to find out if you qualify > Fax to Quit Check with your doctor if he or she is a certified Fax-to-Quit provider!...
  • 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...
  • Health Equity
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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...
  • Chronic Disease
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  • Test Page
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  • Heart Disease/Stroke
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    © 2015 Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals Heart Disease/Stroke Prevention Efforts Our team's efforts, in partnership with the Center for Disease Control's Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, work to improve cardiovascular health through public health strategies and policies that promote Healthy lifestyles and behaviors. Health environments and communities. Access to early and affordable detection and treatment. We need more information here on what health promotion specifically is doing about these issues. Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention The mission of Health Promotion's Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP) work is to provide public health leadership to improve cardiovascular health for all, reduce the burden of these health outcomes, and to eliminate disparities associated with heart disease and stroke. Title Link One Title Link Two Title...
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