Louisiana Is Almost Last When It Comes To Health.

We’re Changing That.

Death, in the modern age, is mostly caused by two factors: Tobacco and Obesity.

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.

Louisiana Healthy Communities Coalition
How to Best Improve Health

Our Regions

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.

Find Out What We’re Doing

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!

Lake Charles' Complete Streets

See how it happened.

Geaux Smoke-Free!

See where change has been made and where we are going.

Things To Know

Newsletters, help and inspiration

Our Stories

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.

LHCC's Recommendation to The ...

The pandemic has revealed just how necessary the work that we do is needed. LHCC believes it's time to put research into action and sent the following letter and recommendations to the newly formed Health Equity Tas...

Louisiana, The COVID-19 Storm...

Folks, it's GO time. To all of you who understand just how serious this pandemic is, and are taking steps to slow and stop its spread by staying home, and practicing social distancing, THANK YOU!

Another Better Block in Lake ...

Lake Charles is taking its commitment to Complete Streets ordinances very seriously – and even improving on them. Last summer LHCC helped create a Juneteenth “Better Block” event around the SWLA Center for Health Se...

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