Hardtner Medical Center’s Pharmacist Enhances Chronic Care Management Team

Hardtner Medical Center’s Pharmacist Enhances Chronic Care Management Team

Hardtner Medical Center in Olla recently brought their pharmacist into the Center’s Chronic Care Management team to better serve their at-risk chronic care patients. Chronic Care Management (CCM) is a set of coordinated services provided outside of regular office visits to Medicare patients with at least two chronic conditions. Hardtner established a CCM program for …

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Hebert Earns Rural Health Clinic Certification

Hebert Earns Rural Health Clinic Certification

Congratulations to Well-Ahead Louisiana’s State Office of Rural Health Manager Denaé Hebert, who is now a Certified Rural Health Clinic Professional! Hebert completed nearly 20 hours of course work through the National Association of Rural Health Clinics (NARHC) and passed a proctored exam in order to obtain certification. NARHC’s Certified Rural Health Clinic Professional Course …

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Pastor Believes Physical and Spiritual Health are Tied Together

Pastor Believes Physical and Spiritual Health are Tied Together

As pastor of Rose Hill Church of Port Allen, James Morrise often speaks to his faith-based community about maintaining a healthy spiritual life. In addition to sharing the word of Christ and encouraging congregants to emulate His example, he also works to educate them on the importance of maintaining good physical health and how it …

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John Stewart Leads with His Heart and Passion for Healthy Children and Schools

John Stewart Leads with His Heart and Passion for Healthy Children and Schools

“This is a whole new group of kids. Today, our children are exposed to marketing and advertisements that promote all sorts of unhealthy behaviors. This requires us to think and teach differently if we want to effectively communicate to today’s generation and encourage meaningful change. Our partnership with Well-Ahead Louisiana allowed us to do just …

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Baton Rouge Area Chamber Leads the Way for Worksites to Focus on Health

Baton Rouge Area Chamber Leads the Way for Worksites to Focus on Health

While discussions about economic development usually focus on small business growth, tax structures, unemployment rates and other indicators, these factors only represent a small piece of the puzzle. A thriving economy can only be achieved when a community prioritizes the health and well-being of its citizens. In fact, through daily interactions with employees and customers, …

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Restaurant Serves Healthy Meals and Encourages Community Wellness

Restaurant Serves Healthy Meals and Encourages Community Wellness

MJ’s Café, located in the heart of Baton Rouge’s Mid-City neighborhood, has always worked to improve the health of their patrons and surrounding community through healthy, delicious food. By teaming up with Well-Ahead Louisiana and becoming a WellSpot, MJ’s Café got the assistance and resources they needed to take their healthy commitment to the next …

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Calcasieu Parish Waterworks District 1 Makes Fluoridating Water a Successful Habit

Calcasieu Parish Waterworks District 1 Makes Fluoridating Water a Successful Habit

For Calcasieu Parish Waterworks District 1 Superintendent Gerald Hoffpauir and his operators, keeping their community’s drinking water at an optimal fluoridated level is simply a matter of routine. Yet through this routine, District 1 has earned the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Water Fluoridation Quality Award for seven years running. The CDC presents their …

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Family Healthcare of Loranger Embraces Telehealth to Increase Patient Access

Family Healthcare of Loranger Embraces Telehealth to Increase Patient Access

Family Healthcare, a Rural Health Clinic, is one of the rural practices that have embraced telehealth to increase patient access to care since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Family Healthcare is located in Loranger, a small, rural town in Tangipahoa Parish. Though there are only 7,200 residents, they have high rates of chronic diseases, …

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