What is a WellSpot?

Louisiana Organizations Making Healthy Changes

Why is living a healthy lifestyle so difficult? Because, in Louisiana, unhealthy choices are easy to make! But what if your organization could be a leader in the community by making the healthy choice, the easy choice for Louisiana residents? You can—by becoming a WellSpot!

WellSpots are spaces and places in Louisiana that voluntarily implement healthy changes in their environment to help their employees and community live well. Organizations that meet certain wellness benchmarks are designated as a Level 1, 2 or 3 WellSpot—with Level 1 as the highest! These benchmarks are tailored to each organization type—worksite, child care center, school, college or university, restaurant, hospital, healthcare facility or faith-based organization.

Make the Healthy Choice, the Easy Choice

Healthy Changes in Your Organization

By becoming a WellSpot, you’re joining leaders throughout the state who are putting the health and wellness of Louisiana residents first. You’re showing your employees, students, patients, guests and more that they can live well by making small, healthy choices.

Why it matters:

  • Healthier employees are happier, miss less work and are more productive. And, their healthcare costs go down!
  • Healthier students are better learners.
  • Healthier hospital and healthcare facility environments can improve patient outcomes.

If we work together to make smart, healthy changes in our workplaces, we could reduce future economic health costs by more than $17 billion by 2023!

Become a WellSpot

Become a WellSpot in five steps! Start by taking the assessment to learn where you can implement healthy changes in your organization. Then you can choose which WellSpot benchmarks you’d like to implement—we will walk alongside you to implement them!

Find a WellSpot

There are currently more than 3,000 WellSpots across Louisiana! Take a look at our interactive map to find WellSpots near you. You’ll be able to search by location, organization type, benchmark and even the level the WellSpot has achieved!

Celebrate Your Success!

Being designated as a WellSpot is a big accomplishment—so your community needs to know all about it! Upon designation, you will receive a recognition certificate from the Louisiana Department of Health. You will also receive an official WellSpot decal to display on the entrance of your organization and a promotional toolkit to help you promote your designation on social media, to the press and more!

Keep us updated on how your organization is moving Louisiana’s health forward, and you could be featured!