Louisiana Healthy Communities Coalition
Communities across the state are stepping up to fight tobacco-use and obesity – the biggest causes of death and chronic disease – through healthy policies and improvements to our built environment.

We provide a network that helps unite, train, support, and leverage communities' work through:

  • Statewide leadership and connection
  • Communications support
  • Community grants
  • Hosting an annual summit

Find Your Region

Our community coalitions are focused on tobacco and obesity prevention, and promoting healthy living. There is an LHCC in all of the state’s nine health regions.

Use this map to locate the LHCC in your area for more information on what efforts are underway in your community and how you can help.

  • Region 1: Greater New Orleans
  • Region 2: Capital/Baton Rouge
  • Region 3: Bayou/Houma & Thibodaux
  • Region 4: Acadiana/Lafayette
  • Region 5: Southwest/Lake Charles
  • Region 6: Central/Alexandria
  • Region 7: Northwest/Shreveport
  • Region 8: Northeast/Monroe
  • Region 9: Florida Parishes/North Shore
Louisiana Healthy Communities Coalition


Read our blog to see how Louisianians are improving health right in their own neighborhoods.

Let’s Talk Advocacy!

Advocacy is an important part of community change. It allows community members to mobilize, rally around a common cause, and unite to make a positive change. But what exactly is advocacy? And how can you participate...

Remembering Roots: A Community Health Garden

With an adult obesity rate of 46% and limited access to fresh, nutritious foods, Bienville Parish is one of Louisiana’s least healthy parishes. Using LHCC Community Grant funding, one community organization in Ringg...

All About Policy, Systems, and Environmental Chang...

Here at LHCC, our mission is to build healthier, thriving communities by mobilizing them to develop policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) changes. So what are PSE changes? And how can people implement these kinds...

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