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Well-Ahead Louisiana was created in 2014 to engage community leaders to make changes at policy, system, and environmental levels to move Louisiana’s health forward. As the chronic disease prevention and healthcare access arm of the Louisiana Department of Health, it drives collaboration across the state to connect Louisiana communities to a healthier future.

Well-Ahead’s Director

Well-Ahead Louisiana is led by Director Melissa Martin, RDN, LDN, a registered dietitian nutritionist. Prior to joining the Department, Martin gained nearly 10 years of experience in patient counseling, health system management and community education. Martin serves as the appointed Louisiana delegate for the Association of State Public Health Nutritionists and as appointed chairwoman for the Louisiana Obesity and Diabetes Collaborative. Martin believes that understanding social determinants of health is essential in guiding communities and individuals towards a healthier future.

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