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  • Worksite Wellness
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  • 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...
  • Home
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    Louisiana's Health Forward Well-Ahead Louisiana is an initiative started by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals aimed at improving the health and wellness of Louisiana residents. Learn...
  • Child Care Centers
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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...
  • WellSpots
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  • Find WellSpots
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  • FAQs
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    © 2015 Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals FAQs Frequently Asked Questions Find WellSpots Upcoming Events WellSpot Benchmarks WellSpot...
  • Programs
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    Programs 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 Collective Impact Model, a common agenda has been set, shared measurements are in place, and supportive activities and communications are primed across the state. To learn more about our programs, click on the desired program below:...
  • Programs
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    Equity Making environments healthy for you to live, learn, work, and play is important to the Well-Ahead Louisiana team. Learn...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Geaux Tobacco-Free
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    Open 24/7 for all Louisiana residents ages 13 and over. 1. Visit quitwithusla.org to chat online with a quit coach 2. Talk to your health care provider about developing a quit...
  • 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...
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