Check out our resource database below, which as a variety of materials – ranging from data sources to helpful frameworks – that can help coalitions affect real change in their communtities. Use the filters to search by resource type and topic!

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American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
This organization houses the best information and data related to access to healthcare, cancer prevention strategies and tips, and tobacco control.
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network - Louisiana
Louisiana's state chapter of American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. Advocates for access to healthcare and smoke-free work environments to improve cancer outcomes in Louisiana.
America's Health Rankings
State-by-state health analysis evaluating a comprehensive set of health, environmental, and socioeconomic data to determine national health benchmarks and state rankings.
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
Nation’s premier system of health-related telephone surveys that collect data about U.S. residents regarding health-related risk behaviors, chronic health conditions and use of preventive services.
Overweight and Obesity Statistics
CDC’s Obesity efforts focus on policy and environmental strategies to make healthy eating and active living accessible and affordable for everyone.
Tobacco Statistics
The CDC and its partners promote tobacco control interventions, including actions to prevent youth from starting to use tobacco, smoke-free environments, programs to help tobacco users quit, and steps to eliminate tobacco-related health disparities in different population groups.
Louisiana Child Health Data
Provides data on children’s health data ranging from health status and disparities to specific problems and conditions and system performance. Depending on the data requested, custom snapshots of data can be created at the national, regional, state and city level.
Community Resource Guide
This helpful search tool helps you find local Louisiana health resources ranging from screenings to tobacco cessation and healthy eating.
County Health Rankings & Roadmaps
See and compare where your parish stands on 36 measures that shape health, in order to help find solutions. The site also offers links to proven solutions found in the organization’s County Health Rankings & Roadmaps.
Healthy People 2030
The science-based, 10-year set of national objectives used to help improve health in the United States. It strives to identify priorities, increase public awareness, provide measurable goals at all levels, engage multiple partners and sectors, and identify research, evaluation and data collection needs.
Louisiana Cancer Data
The Louisiana Tumor Registry is a top-ranked statewide cancer registry which compiles information to guide cancer efforts. It collects information on all Louisiana cancer, collecting over 500 data items on 28,000+ cases annually.
Louisiana Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan
A 5-year state cancer plan compiled under the auspices of the Louisiana Comprehensive Cancer Control Program or “Comp Cancer” and which is housed at LCP. This report outlines statewide efforts, partners and goals to help reduce cancer in the state.
Louisiana Health Statistics
Data on key health indicators and leading causes of death in Louisiana.
Opportunity Atlas
Provides census-tract level data of children’s outcomes in adult using data covering the entire U.S. population. Findings showed that even with same demographics, even neighborhoods next to each other could have different outcomes. Policy makers are now using this information to understand and change factors affecting children.
Louisiana Chronic Disease Statistics
A national organization focused on raising awareness of the rising rates of chronic disease. Their site has Louisiana-specific fact sheets and their work touches on obesity and tobacco use.
Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) Program
The only source of data for single-year estimates of health insurance coverage status for all counties in the United States, by selected economic and demographic characteristics.
The State of Childhood Obesity
The State of Childhood Obesity collects the best-available data on childhood obesity rates, synthesizes and makes recommendations on key policies to prevent obesity, and highlights stories of action from across the country.
Tobacco-Free Policy Resources
The list of resources include: A framework for analyzing tobacco policy interventions, location-specific policy resources, resource guide, checklists, signage, and sample policies.
Built Environment Approaches to Increase Physical Activity
The CDC recommends using built environment approaches to increase physical activity. Here they provide real world examples, an implementation resource guide, a visual guide, and other tools to help communities get that done.
Partnering with Metropolitan Planning Organizations to Advance Healthy Communities
This 15-page primer from APHA describes how public health can work with metro planning organizations. It should be used with Transportation for America’s 150-page guidebook, which includes tips on design, Complete Streets policies and programs, performance measures and more.
Healthy Neighbors
Change Lab Solutions has created a model state resolution and model state legislation for a Complete Streets program that focuses on safe travel of people without the use of a car. These tools are set up to help state-level policymakers to pass a resolution or enact legislation.
The Community Guide
Evidence-based interventions that help prevent disease and improve health in organizations and communities. Interventions range rang from policy-level changes to small, targeted approaches.
GW Cancer Center's Online Academy
GW offers free online trainings for providers and other health experts on cancer topics including survivorship, communications strategies, and PSE.
National Complete Streets Coalition
A “Complete Streets” approach to infrastructure takes into account all modes of transportation (walking, cycling, public transport, driving, etc.), which leads to safer, more fit communities, and sometimes even higher property values. This site has comprehensive information with everything from definitions, trainings, and related resources.
Walking and Walkable Communities Report + Recommendations
A comprehensive, national assessment of walking and walkability in U.S. communities, graded on nine factors addressing areas such as walking behaviors, infrastructure, public transportation, safety, and policies that encourage walking among community members.
Physical Activity Guidelines: Move Your Way Interactive Site
Use these interactive tools, fact sheets, and videos to learn about the Physical Activity Guidelines for Adults and Children.
Dietary Guidelines Tools
Use these tools and resources to learn about the 2020 - 2025 Dietary Guidelines — and share key messages with patients, clients, professionals, and other audiences.
Wisconsin Nicotine Treatment Integration Project
Online training for behavioral healthcare providers on evidence-based tobacco dependence interventions tailored to smokers who are affected by a mental illness and/or other addictions. The training program is free and continuing education credits are available.
American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation (ANR)
A leader in smokefree policies, ANR creates programs and educational material to educate the public about the health hazards of secondhand smoke and the benefits of smokefree air. It is the only national repository of state and local tobacco-related ordinances and legislation in the country.
American Public Health Association (APHA)
APHA aims to improve the health of the public and achieve equity in health status. APHA publishes the American Journal of Public Health and The Nation’s Health newspaper. They also lead public awareness campaigns with the hope of creating the healthiest nation in one generation.
Bike Easy
Bike Easy works to make bicycling easy, safe, and fun for everyone in Greater New Orleans.
Build Healthy Places Network
Their Healthcare Playbook can help community developers build the skills to partner with hospitals and healthcare systems; identify cross-sector partners; determine hospital readiness for collaboration; leverage assets for partnership; and create a partnership roadmap.
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Through strategic communications and policy advocacy campaigns, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and the Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund work to change public attitudes about tobacco and promote proven policies that are most effective at reducing tobacco use and save the most lives
Gehl Institute
Information and tools to help transform city planning and infrastructure to create healthy, accessible public places.
Kaiser Family Foundation
KFF (Kaiser Family Foundation) is a nonprofit organization focusing on national health issues, as well as the U.S. role in global health policy.
Livable Communities
ARP Livable Communities supports the efforts of neighborhoods, towns, cities and rural areas to be great places for people of all ages. We believe that communities should provide safe, walkable streets; age-friendly housing and transportation options; access to needed services; and opportunities for residents of all ages to participate in community life.
Louisiana Cancer Prevention and Control Programs (LCP)
Funded mainly by the CDC, LCP work focuses on cancers that can be prevented or detected early and cured, specifically breast, cervical/HPV, colorectal and tobacco-related cancers. LCP is home to the Louisiana Breast and Cervical Health Program (LBCHP), which provides no-cost mammograms and Pap tests to Louisiana women who qualify, in addition to other programs, projects and studies. And LCP provides state leadership and resources to LHCC.
Louisiana Dept. of Health (LDH)
The mission of the Louisiana Department of Health is to protect and promote health and to ensure access to medical, preventive and rehabilitative services for all citizens of the State of Louisiana. They provide direct provision of quality services, the development and stimulation of services of others, and the utilization of available resources in the most effective manner.
Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI)
LPHI is a public health institute that champions health for people, within systems, and throughout communities.
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
NIH is the nation’s medical research agency, supporting scientific studies that turn discovery into health. NIH provides funding for research, training opportunities, and labs for scientists to conduct research on NIH campuses across the U.S.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The nation’s largest philanthropy devoted to health, supporting research and programs targeting some of the country’s most pressing health issues.
Strong Towns
A movement and approach to make towns financially strong and resilient in order to thrive for generations. Join the movement by checking out their events, podcasts, and publications.
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is an independent, volunteer panel of national experts in disease prevention and evidence-based medicine. The Task Force works to improve the health of all Americans by making evidence-based recommendations about clinical preventive services.
Well-Ahead Louisiana promotes and recognizes healthy choices in the spaces and places where we live and work every day that make it easier for us all to live healthier, happier lives - from going tobacco-free, to ensuring healthy lunch options or to supporting workplace fitness programs.
State and Community Media Center
A collection of free and low-cost, audience-tested advertising and support materials. These physical activity, nutrition, obesity and chronic disease-related materials support programmatic efforts.
Heathier Air for All
Advocacy organization promoting smoke-free policies in work environments and public spaces throughout Louisiana.
FrameWorks Institute
This organiization applies social science methods to study how people understand social issues—and how best to frame them to help shape effective communications.
Safe Routes Partnership
National nonprofit organization working to advance safe walking and rolling to and from schools and in everyday life, improving the health and well-being of people of all races, income levels, and abilities, and building healthy, thriving communities for everyone.
Rails to Trails Conservancy
Rails to Trails Conservancy is building a nation connected by trails. They reimagine public spaces to create safe ways for everyone to walk, bike and be active outdoors.
New Orleans Complete Streets Coalition
Network that supports improving our roadways and safe transportation options in order to enhance health, equity, sustainability, prosperity, and quality-of-life for the people of New Orleans.
Action for Healthy Kids
Tools and resources create healthier school environments.
The Food Trust
Tools and resources to improve healthy food access through policy and environmental approaches in a variety of settings, including schools, communities, retail, and more.
Food Policy Networks
Supports the development of effective state and local food policy through networking, capacity building, research, and technical assistance. We work directly with food policy councils, national organizations, and other groups seeking to improve the food system through public policy.
LSU AgCenter Healthy Communities
Learn about local initiatives to reduce obesity through community engagement, improving healthy food & physical activity access.
Community Health Centers
Access to a comprehensive list of Louisiana's Federally Qualified Health Centers.
Louisiana Breast & Cervical Health Program (LBCHP)
Provide low-income, uninsured, and underserved women access to timely breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services

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