About Us

Our mission is to build healthy, thriving communities by mobilizing them to develop and implement policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) changes.


Louisiana has a problem with chronic disease – caused mainly by smoking and obesity. And where we live, work, and play has the greatest influence on our health over the course of our lifetime. By improving the spaces directly around us, we have the potential to improve the health of our communities AND help them thrive!

We provide a network that helps unite, train, support, and leverage communities’ work through:



We connect organizations with local communities to leverage resources and align activities to make a big impact. LHCC's Co-Chairs, Statewide Team, and Regional Leadership facilitates these connections and supports communities by providing sustainable approaches that are evidence-based and proven to work. Scroll down on this page to learn more about LHCC's Co-Chairs and Statewide Team.


Our Communications Team provides communities with reliable health information, training, materials, and resources. Don’t forget to check out our Facebook and Youtube accounts to see what we’re working on.


We fund grants in communitites across the state to help them develop and implement policy, systems, and environmental changes. Read about the projects we’ve funded on our blog.


We convene inspiring leaders, local elected officials who prioritize health, subject matter experts, and community coalition members together in a different region of Louisiana every year. The event typically includes opportunities to learn new skills, network, and have fun. See our Annual Summit page to learn more.

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Jaime Cyprian - LHCC Statewide Co-Chair
Senior Regional Manager - Southeast Louisiana (R9)
The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living (TFL)

Nakisha Singleton, MPH - LHCC Statewide Co-Chair
Comprehensive Cancer Control Program Manager
Louisiana Cancer Prevention (LCP)

Cara McCarthy, MPH
Policy Coordinator
Louisiana Cancer Prevention (LCP)

Natalie Hollingshed
Administrative Program Specialist
Louisiana Cancer Prevention (LCP)

Shandria Sutton
Communications Coordinator
Louisiana Cancer Prevention (LCP)

The Louisiana Cancer Prevention & Control Programs (LCP) and The Louisiana Caimpaign For TobaccoFree Living (TFL) provides state leadership and resources to the Louisiana Healthy Communities Coalition (LHCC).

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