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  • Tobacco-Free Data
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    Cessation Resources Tobacco Free Pledge LA Quitline Youth and Tobacco Tobacco Cessation Resources for WellSpots Louisiana Tobacco Usage...
  • 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...
  • 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 !...
  • How To Quit
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    FROM TOBACCO IS JUST ON CALL AWAY at 1-800-QUIT-NOW Open 24/7 for all Louisiana residents ages 13 and over. Find out your next steps at...
  • Smoke-Free Public Housing
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    in Geauxing Smoke-Free in your housing authority? Find tools and resources here at Well-Ahead Louisiana! Implementing a smoke-free policy can offer many benefits reducing turnaround time of vacant units, reducing fire risk and lowering maintenance cost....
  • 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....
  • Tobacco-Free Policy
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    to start? Mobilize and educate your community. (Join a Regional Louisiana Tobacco Free Living Coalition-Click Here to learn more information) Encourage Community Policy Change. (Write letters to the editor or to your legislator) Engage Community Decision Makers/ Stakeholders. Join Statewide Efforts....
  • Well-Ahead Community
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    to the Well-Ahead Community! Check out the Well-Ahead Community resources to help you to stay Well-Ahead! Community Resource Guide Find healthy resources near you. Use the Community Resource Guide to find things like diabetes self-management classes, cooking classes, opportunities for physical activity and more! Find WellSpots Find a child care center, school, college/university, restaurant, hospital or worksite near you that is working to make your health a priority. Upcoming Events Find out about upcoming health-related community events such as fun runs/walks, tobacco cessation events, health fairs, etc. Well-Ahead Newsroom Keep up with the latest Well-Ahead news! Well-Ahead...
  • 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...
  • Smoke-Free Public Housing
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    Policy in Multi-Unit Housing TOOLKITS Change is in the Air: HUD Working with Landlords and Property Managers on Smoke-Free Housing: ChangeLab Solutions Healthy Homes Manual: Smoke-Free Policies in Multi-Unit Housing, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • How To Quit
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    Road to Wellness: Driving Tobacco and Cancer off the Map CADCA and the Geographic Health Equity Alliance have developed a new educational supplement aimed at teaching young people and parents about the harms and effects of tobacco use. The supplement, which is intended to be used in the classroom, explains the science around the effects of tobacco use and its link to cancer and other chronic diseases and conditions. This in-depth resource was created through the Washington Times Newspaper in Education program and was published in The Washington Times newspaper on Nov. 20th to observe the Great American Smokeout. We encourage coalitions to partner with their local newspapers so that they can publish the supplement in their publication. Learn more by visiting their website at...
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