CATCH Helps Preschoolers Catch on to Fun Physical Activity!

CATCH Helps Preschoolers Catch on to Fun Physical Activity!

Between August 2019 and July 2020, Well-Ahead Louisiana piloted a cohort of child care centers to train and implement their staff in the Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH) program. By uniting multiple players in a child’s life to create a community of health, CATCH is proven to prevent childhood obesity and is supported by …

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Well-Ahead Louisiana’s Population Health Cohort Gets a Shout Out from the American Heart Association

Well-Ahead Louisiana’s Population Health Cohort Gets a Shout Out from the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association recently praised Well-Ahead Louisiana’s Population Health Cohort for submitting heart disease data for their Target: BP™ project. Nine of the 13 Rural Health Clinics participating in the Cohort registered and participated in Target: BP, which was encouraged but not required as part of their participation.  Target: BP™ is a national initiative …

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Louisiana Selected to be a Part of National Association of Chronic Disease Directors’ Employer Coverage Learning Collaborative

Louisiana Selected to be a Part of National Association of Chronic Disease Directors’ Employer Coverage Learning Collaborative

In October 2019, Louisiana was one of six states selected by the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) to be a part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) Employer Coverage Learning Collaborative. This cohort pilot opportunity was made available to a limited number of employers that expressed interest in, and readiness to, …

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Lafayette and Calcasieu Parish Schools Find nNew Ways to Move Students’ Health Forward

Lafayette and Calcasieu Parish Schools Find nNew Ways to Move Students’ Health Forward

Well-Ahead Louisiana and the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) have partnered to form Louisiana Healthy Schools and work alongside school systems on ways to improve student health and academic achievement through nutrition, physical activity and management of students’ chronic health conditions. The Lafayette Parish School System worked with Louisiana Healthy Schools to identify the system’s …

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Quit With Us, Louisiana Launches a New Brand and Website

Quit With Us, Louisiana Launches a New Brand and Website

Well-Ahead Louisiana’s cessation brand, Quit With Us, Louisiana recently launched a refreshed brand look and new website at www.quitwithusla.org.  Approximately two years ago, the Communications Work Group of the Louisiana Tobacco Coalition began an audit of the Quit With Us, Louisiana brand. They determined that the use of cigarette imagery in the logo went against …

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Whole Foods Enjoys Dual WellSpot Designation

Whole Foods Enjoys Dual WellSpot Designation

Whole Foods in Baton Rouge has been designated as a Restaurant WellSpot for their healthy grab-n-go food options, as well as a Worksite WellSpot for their focus on supporting the health of their team. “Well-Ahead Louisiana recognizes [Whole Foods] for offering healthy meal options for families, as well as their investment into the health of …

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A Champion for Smiles in Schools

A Champion for Smiles in Schools

Dentist Doug Cross believes that innovation and education improve outcomes for patients at Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) like EXCELth, where he has served as dental director for the last seven years. “We need to be here,” said Dr. Cross of FQHCs. “We can treat dental issues at an affordable rate before they become a …

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