The Louisiana Department of Health's Office of Chronic Disease Prevention and Access to Health Care, also known as Well-Ahead Louisiana, is devoted to enhancing the health of the people in Monroe, Louisiana. Through modifications in policies, the system and the environment, Well-Ahead's chronic disease prevention programs provide providers, organizations and communities with the tools and resources they need to make a positive impact on public health. NEDHSA is sponsoring the upcoming performance of the Grambling concert choir to be held in Garden & of the Biedenharn Museum in Monroe, Louisiana. This event is just one example of how Well-Ahead is connecting communities with resources that can improve the health of Louisiana residents.
In addition to providing access to events like this, Well-Ahead also offers a variety of services to help prevent chronic diseases. NEDHSA will safely collect and dispose of expired prescription drugs at several locations in Northeast Louisiana. The Louisiana Youth Tobacco Survey and the Youth Risk Behavior Survey can be used to monitor trends in key eating habits, tobacco use and physical activity among Louisiana students. The Department of Health and Human Services, the Public Health Service, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and institutions affiliated with the authors are all working together to provide support for Well-Ahead's initiatives.
Bourgeois, Louisiana Tobacco Control Program, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Baton Rouge, Louisiana are just a few of the organizations that are helping to make these programs a success.