Take Notes! Schools Improve Community Health

Take Notes! Schools Improve Community Health

Schools can have a big impact not only on the education of their students, but also on the health and well-being of their community as a whole. Schools in Catahoula and Concordia parishes are making a difference and leading their communities to a healthier future. Catahoula and Concordia parishes are rural and federally designated Health …

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Iberia Parish School District confronts COVID-19 challenges head-on

Iberia Parish School District confronts COVID-19 challenges head-on

The Iberia Parish School District officials focused on the health of the whole child while facing the challenges of COVID-19 during the 2020-21 school year. District Superintendent Carey Laviolette, Assistant Superintendent of Administration Jennifer Joseph and Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction Heath Hulin have worked together in their respective positions for the past three …

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Healthy Schools Academy Teaches how to Build a Healthier School Environment

Healthy Schools Academy Teaches how to Build a Healthier School Environment

In October 2020, Well-Ahead Louisiana and the Louisiana Department of Education hosted the Healthy Schools Academy, a virtual professional development opportunity dedicated to improving student health and academic achievement. The event featured expert speakers from Children’s Hospital New Orleans, Alliance for a Healthier Generation, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development), and the Healthy …

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Lafayette and Calcasieu parish schools find new ways to move students’ health forward

Lafayette and Calcasieu parish schools find new 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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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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