About Health Promotion Team

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospital's Office of Public Health, Health Promotion Team is collectively using evidence-based methods and interventions in order to reduce the preventable risk factors that contribute to chronic disease. By providing a coordinated investment of prevention funds, the Health Promotion Team is able to establish basic community-based health interventions and strategic targeting of systems level health interventions for the residents of Louisiana in a more streamlined and efficient way.

Through the Well-Ahead Louisiana brand, we foster a statewide community-based network that promotes health in all places and spaces, connecting organizations and residents across the state to the resources that will make healthy living easily accessible to each and every person.

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Mission

Connecting Louisiana Communities to a Healthier Future.

Coordinated Strategy

In order to maximize impact, the Health Promotion Team has developed a coordinated strategy encompassing five domains:

 
  Healthy Starts

Healthy Start

The goal of the Healthy Start domain is to promote supportive environments to meet best practices and standards for early childhood physical activity and nutrition, and to assist women of childbearing age in making healthy lifestyle choices.

 

 

 

 
  Healthy Weight

Healthy Weight

The goal of the Healthy Weight domain is to ensure that Louisiana residents have the resources they need to eat well and be active.

 

 

 

 
  Healthy Hearts

Healthy Hearts

The goal of the Healthy Hearts domain is to expand the access to clinical and community practices that improve the management of hypertension and diabetes.

 

 

 

 
  Healthy Smiles

Healthy Smiles

The goal of the Healthy Smiles domain is to promote oral health through education and expanded access to preventative dental services.

 

 

 

 
  Healthy Air

Healthy Air

The goal of the Healthy Air domain is to increase access to air free from tobacco smoke and to connect Louisiana residents to tobacco cessation services.