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Strategies to Improve Louisiana's Health: Research Briefs

Louisiana is among the unhealthiest states in the nation, ranking 48th in the United Health Foundation's annual America's Health Rankings. Two of the most important indicators for this rank are our obesity rate and smoking rate. The Prevention Research Center (PRC) at Tulane University has researched ways Louisiana can address these health issues.

If Louisiana reduced our rates of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular deaths, premature deaths, poor physical health days and poor mental health days, we can lower our ranking from 48th to 41st. Positive changes in behaviors, the environment, policy and clinical care can help all Louisiana residents lead healthy, productive lives.

Click here to read our research briefs.

Topics:   community health , policy , obesity , childhood obesity

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