Northwest Louisiana

Doing Uncommon Work

Making Healthy Behaviors the Norm in Northwest Louisiana/Region 7

Northwest Louisiana

Meeting Notice:

Meetings rotate locations, dates and times, so to find out when your next area meeting is, please contact the regional chairs listed below or watch for the meeting notice on Facebook.

Northwest Louisiana

Regional Priorities/Goals:

  1. Decrease smoking prevalence.
  2. Decrease youth obesity prevalence.
  3. Increase the community’s awareness and knowledge on ways to improve health.
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Providing resources to City of Shreveport Employees at Wellness Event.

Coalition Activities:

  • Promote comprehensive smoke-free workplace policies; support municipalities and businesses in the enactment of those policies; provide pre- and post- policy technical assistance.
  • Offer cessation resources at all member events.
  • Increase awareness and access to healthy snack choices; discourage sugar-sweetened, high-calorie beverage consumption.
  • Assist and support staff, youth and parents though awareness building, educational programming and technical assistance on childhood obesity, nutrition, healthy food choices and shopping on a budget.
  • Increase physical activity / play time; encourage the use of donated play equipment.
  • Encourage partner agencies to implement a healthy food policy.
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Past Work/Successes:

  • Collaborated with Shreveport Public Assembly and Recreation (SPAR), City of Shreveport and Feist-Weiller Cancer Center in health initiatives.
  • Educated HUDREI residents on smoke-free housing rule; provided cessation resources.
  • Partnered with Feist-Weiller Cancer Center for head and neck cancer screening
  • Hosted African American Male Cessation Initiative (AAMCI) (Shreveport) Community Conversations with area stakeholders; assisted with AAMCI Survey, visiting area businesses, churches, barbershops, malls and more, obtaining 836 surveys in 1½ weeks.
  • Distributed over 300 Krewe de Quit cessation kits at community events and area healthcare facilities.
  • Hosted 7th Annual "Kick Butts" Block Party in SUSLA’s ??? parking lot with over 200 participants, including elementary/college students, faculty and staff members.
  • Hosted an additional Kick Butts Day event at Keithville Middle School; Defy team members addressed the audience of over 300 youth/adults; attendees signed a pledge banner and participated in balloon launch.
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Regional Members:

Chairs:

Feamula Bradley

Northwest LHCC/Region 7 Co-Chair
The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living Region 7 Manager
1035 Creswell Ave., Room 372
Shreveport, LA 71101
Office: 318-402-3702; Cell: 318-537-2339
fbradley@lphi.org

Urina Holt

Northwest LHCC/Region 7 Co-Chair
Communities of Color Network/Southern University Agricultural Center Region 7 Coordinator
610 Texas St., Suite 400
Shreveport, LA 71101
Office: 318-670-9633; Cell: 225.328.5620
urina_holt@suagcenter.com

Members:

• Alliance for a Healthier Generation• American Cancer Society• American Heart Association• Amerigroup Louisiana, Inc.• AmeriHealth Caritas• Campti Field of Dreams, Inc.• Central Louisiana Area health Education Center (AHEC)• Choices Coordinated Care Solutions• Communities of Color Network• Community Support Services, Inc.• Compassion for Lives• Cornucopia Inc.• David Raines Community Health Center• Department of Health and Hospitals• Feist Weiller Cancer Center• Fit For Life Inc.• Goodwill of North Louisiana• Louisiana Office of Public Health-Region VII• Louisiana Organ Procurement Association (LOPA)• Louisiana Cancer Prevention & Control Programs (LCP) at the LSU School of Public Health• Louisiana State University Agriculture Center• Louisiana State University- Shreveport Department of Kinesiology• Louisiana Tumor Registry (LTR) at the LSU School of Public Health• Martin Luther King Health Center• National Association For The Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)• North Louisiana Chronic Disease Association• Northwest Louisiana Community Development Corporation• Nurse Family Partnership• Parents As Teachers• Praise Temple Full Gospel Baptist Cathedral• Shreveport Black Nurses Association• Sickle Cell Disease Association of America Inc., Northwest Louisiana Chapter• Southern University Agriculture Center• Southern University at Shreveport• St. Luke Medical Ministry• The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living (TFL)• Well Ahead

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