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.

What Do DeRidder, Tullos, Ura...

Central Louisiana is really showing the way for towns and cities all over the state to be healthier and, boy, is LHCC proud to be a part of these efforts with our mini-grants! Health experts and elected officials of...

LHCC + Central LA Farmers Mar...

Want to learn how a little seed money goes a long way? At the Oberlin Farmers Market in Central Louisiana’s Allen Parish, LHCC mini-grants are helping more customers shop there, which helps people eat healthier, whi...

Fit, Fun & Fabulous in St. Ma...

I don’t think I’m going out on a limb here to say that most of us would like to be “Fit, Fun & Fabulous!” And that’s exactly what St. Mary Parish is striving for, in part thanks to a LHCC mini-grant that helped fund...

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