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The Healthy St. Landry Alliance

The Healthy St. Landry Alliance was formed in April of 2018. In the area of public health, one entity alone cannot take on the enormous task of influencing the entire population. Through the collaboration of the Alliance's vision to build a Healthy St. Landry for all we can make a significant impact at improving the overall health of the community. The Alliance is comprised of three committees and is guided by the goals and objectives of the 2018 Think Tank on Community Health.

Mission

  • To create an alliance of community partners who will engage, empower, and educate St. Landry parish residents for an improved and sustained quality of life.

Vision

  • Building a healthy St. Landry for all

Objectives

Healthy St Landry Resource Directory

The Healthy St Landry Alliance created a parish wide Resource Directory for St. Landry parish with the goal of improving access to care. Developing a full and comprehensive Resource Directory allows the Alliance to identify gaps in resources and services. With access to the same information, providers will have the ability to share more detailed resource requirements and information.

The Resource Directory has been distributed in a print format to St. Landry Parish Schools, Head Start Centers, partner non-profits and resource agencies as well as businesses, physicians offices and through food box distribution throughout the parish. If you are in need of the printed Resource Directory, contact Tracey Antee, Director of Foundation at traceyantee@opelousasgeneral.com or 337-678-4266.

  • Access: Creating the resource directory will decrease barriers to care
  • Outcomes: Developing a full and comprehensive resource directory will identify gaps in resources and services
  • Development: Through the work of the Healthy St. Landry+ Alliance and gaining new partners, services can be enhanced and reduce duplication
  • Continuity: With access to the same information, providers will have the ability to share more detailed resource requirements and information

Resource Directory

Become a Healthy St Landry Alliance member

  • Click the Button Below: Click the button below or click on the link included in your email
  • Complete the Form: There are directions to assist in guiding your answers
  • Submit: Just click the submit button and you're complete

I'm Committed!

The Healthy St. Landry Alliance is made possible by partnerships and community leaders. If you are interested in joining the Healthy St. Landry Alliance please sign up here to be a part of making a Healthy St. Landry for all!

Healthy St Landry Projects

  • Opelousas South City Park Walking Trail
  • Awarded grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to create an action plan to identify best practices for fostering a healthy community and vibrant downtown. More information HERE.
  • COVID-19 Informational Calls that provided vital information to St. Landry Parish. Healthy St Landry embraced its role as the go to community liaison for pandemic response efforts, establishing a feedback loop with community members by building on its network of partners. This work was featured by the American Hospital Association, view article HERE.
  • FIT Saturday (Families in Transition) are held throughout the parish to promote physical activity and tobacco cessation. These events have included a community bicycle ride, trainer led workout sessions and hula hoop classes.
  • Awarded grant from the Louisiana Public Health Institute to address systemic inequities to reduce tobacco use among African Americans in the South. Healthy St Landry participated in learning collaboratives to build the capacity of Louisiana's rural communities to reduce tobacco use among African Americans, address and recognize tobacco-related inequities, and influence policy change at the local and state level. Get involved!
  • Awarded five-year grant, for the Healthy St Landry project, from Well-Ahead and Southwest Louisiana Area Health Education Center to develop and implement a five-year strategic plan that incorporates tobacco cessation and prevention policies, systems and environmental changes. Healthy St Landry will work educate leaders, decision makers and the public on the dangers of tobacco use, community intervention to prevent tobacco use, reduce secondhand smoke exposure, promote quitting, and reduce tobacco related disparities. Learn more about Smoke Free St Landry.
  • Established Mental Health Roundtables to discuss the need of broader mental health services, access to care and sharing of resources. The Healthy St Landry Mental Health Roundtable is actively creating a Mental Health Resource Directory that will be made available online and to the public.
  • Held a Summit on Rural Community Health virtually, during the height of the pandemic to identify resources, share data on community health in St Landry parish, discuss health equity in rural communities and the parish health outlook.
  • Held Celebrate Health Smoke Free event to promote tobacco cessation, provide information to the public and introduce the initiative to promote a smoke free parish.
  • Established a Diaper Bank to provide free diapers both baby and adult, chux pads, wipes and other donated items to partner agencies including pediatricians, agencies servicing new mothers and parents of young children and other case management services.

More Information

For more information or to become a partner of Healthy St. Landry, call Foundation Director, Tracey Antee at (337)678-4266 or email at traceyantee@opelousasgeneral.com

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