Greater New Orleans Area (Region #1)


Improve Louisiana’s Health Ranking


Decrease adult smoking prevalence from 25.7% in 2011 to 20.2% by 2018.

Strategy 1.1: Implement an ordinance to prohibit smoking inside New Orleans stand-alone bars and gaming facilities by educating community members and building political consensus )

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Some of our partners:

  • Crescent Region Collaborative Coalition
  • eQHealth Solution
  • LACare
  • Louisiana Public Health Institute
  • Louisiana Tumor Registry
  • Ochsner
  • Puentes New Orleans
  • Sankofa CDC
  • Smoking Cessation Trust
  • Southern University at New Orleans
  • St. Anna’s Episcopal Church
  • Tulane Prevention Research Center
  • Tulane University
  • Xavier University of Louisiana (Center for Minority Health & Health Disparities Research and Education)


Aubree Thelen | Chair

Aubree Thelen is a policy coordinator with the Louisiana Comprehensive Cancer Control Program, LCCCP, who brings to her work as a Louisiana Healthy Communities Coalition Chair a passion for connecting with underserved populations. She is a highly self-motivated and organized professional whose experiences include program management, qualitative and quantitative research, grant writing, policy level work, health education and even laboratory work. Thelen has her masters in public health from Tulane University.

Open Position - click here to see the description

Temporarily filled by Earl Nupsius Benjamin