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

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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.

Let's Talk About The Health E...

My skin color affects everything about my livelihood, even my quality of life and health status, just as it does for people who look like me. See what I mean here. Yeah, that "elephant." People experience different ...

LHCC’s Latest Grantees to Nou...

Lots of people start off a new year with a resolution to eat healthier. We’re no different, only LHCC is helping the whole state do that by putting our money where our mouths are by awarding more than $34,000 to 14 ...

Walking The Walk In Southwest...

We all know what Southwest Louisiana has been through over the last few months. As if a pandemic and its consequences haven’t been hard enough, Southwest Louisiana has been punched again and again by storms, includi...

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