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  • WellSpot Benchmarks
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    Designation Benchmarks Organizations that meet certain benchmarks can be designated as a Level 1, 2 or 3 WellSpots. To find out more about becoming a WellSpot, click on the appropriate WellSpot category below! You can also t ake a WellSpot assessment and find out how close you already are to becoming a WellSpot or download a printable PDF guide to becoming a WellSpot. Select the appropriate organization type: SCHOOLS CHILDCARE CENTERS WORKSITES HOSPITALS RESTAURANTS COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES FAITH BASED ORGANIZATIONS WellSpot...
  • 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!...
  • Contact
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    Team Caroline Brazeel Health Promotion Director Colleen Arceneaux Policy and Practice Manager Chelsea Bennett Marketing and Creative Manager Alok Bhoi Epidemiologist Mechaune Butler Oral Health Program Manager Jerry Collins Business Operations Leader Marie Darr Quality Improvement Leader Whitney Fowler Community Outreach Leader Jamila Freightman Diabetes / Obesity Prevention Leader Norah Friar Epidemiologist Rebecca Guidroz Worksite Wellness Leader Kristen Hernandez Health Equity and Smoke-Free Housing Leader Kate Holmes School Health Leader Melissa R. Martin Community Outreach Manager Robin Rhodes Community Outreach Leader Alyana Samai Epidemiologist Eric Torres Business Operations Manager Renee Underwood Community Outreach Leader Contact About Our Mission Find WellSpots Living...
  • WellSpots
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    Louisiana Office of Public Health's Health Promotion Team is working with worksites, hospitals, schools, child care centers, colleges/universities and restaurants to help them meet wellness benchmarks, like being tobacco-free or breastfeeding friendly. A place or organization that has implemented voluntary, smart changes to making healthier living easier for all Louisiana citizens will be designated as a “WellSpot.” WellSpots have demonstrated that they are committed to improving wellness outcomes. Places and organizations that meet certain wellness benchmarks can be designated as a Level 1, 2 or 3 WellSpot. To find out more about becoming a WellSpot, click on WellSpot Benchmarks and explore! The Well-Ahead Community Network Once a place or organization becomes a WellSpot, they are included in the Well-Ahead Community Network. The Well-Ahead Community section allows Louisiana citizens to connect with resources in their area that can help them achieve...
  • 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...
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