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.
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.
Greater New Orleans
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!
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Newsletters, help and inspiration
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.
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, which is why the American Cancer Society staged the “Great American Smokeout” on Nov. 2. So how fitting is it that we are highlighting the Rapides Parish School system and Ha...
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!
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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...