If you look at why people die now, you’ll see it’s from illnesses that develop over many years, or what is known as “chronic disease.” And, shockingly, we are doing this to ourselves, as most chronic disease results from our own bad habits, pushed and prodded by people and industries who make money off of those habits.
The Louisiana Healthy Communities Coalition (LHCC) is working across all nine regions to lift the state's almost dead last (49th) ranking. Together, we save lives, help people live disease-free, reduce insurance and taxpayer costs, and create a more productive workforce.
Greater New Orleans
Together, we decide for ourselves how to best improve health, region by region. With a focus on tobacco and obesity, and some state help with data, organizational planning and proven methods, we are creating change. Join us!
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Information, help and inspiration
Read and see how Louisianians are not waiting around for someone else to improve health in their neighborhoods, but tackling the problems themselves. These stories can not only teach, but inspire! Let’s hear yours.
Most smokers wish they’d never started. Just about everybody who is overweight wants to take off a few pounds. So why can’t more of us do that?
How Lake Charles Got Complete Streets