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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

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

Lake Charles' Complete Streets

How Lake Charles Got Complete Streets

John O’Donnell
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