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LHCC's Recommendation to The Louisiana COVID-19 Health Equity Taskforce

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 Task Force, urging them to take actionable step.

Mikal Giancola, MPH

Louisiana, The COVID-19 Storm Is Here

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 Charles

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 Services, which demonstrated green space and different transportation options, such as bike lanes, around the Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC).

Laura Ricks

Gardens and Games To Bring People Outdoors

LHCC is funding more green space for people all over the state, which not only helps people be healthier, but brings them together! 

Laura Ricks

RAPIDES PARISH SCHOOLS, HAYNESVILLE FIGHTING TOBACCO AND VAPING

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 Haynesville for their efforts to reduce smoking too!

Laura Ricks

What Do DeRidder, Tullos, Urania, Olla & Jena Have In Common? Getting Healthy!

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 often operate on different tracks when it comes to solving problems. However, research shows that when people and communities look at a problem in a more holistic way – meaning understanding that things are interconnected and that it’s better to look and treat something as a whole – we can come up with a real and lasting “fix.”

Laura Ricks

LHCC + Central LA Farmers Market = Better Food, Better Health, Better Economy

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, while also giving area customers, farmers and ranchers an economic boost. That’s a true win-win.

Laura Ricks

Fit, Fun & Fabulous in St. Mary!

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 its “Healthy St. Mary Parish” event at Centerville High this summer.

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