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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Dr. K leads residents in an underserved area towards better health

Dr. K leads residents in an underserved area towards better health

Dr. Keisha Harvey, or Dr. K, is a board-certified family medicine physician, but her clinic offers more than primary care to the community. “We’re a big part of the heart of this community,” she says. “I like to think that we are one of the staples here.” Dr. K’s Family Medicine is located in Bogalusa, …

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Pastor believes physical, spiritual health tied together

Pastor believes physical, spiritual health 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, schools

John Stewart leads with his heart and passion for healthy children, 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, encourages community wellness

Restaurant serves healthy meals, 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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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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