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Healthy communities are communities where people come together to make their communities better for everyone through collaboration, community ownership, inclusive approaches and long-term, positive commitment to healthy lifestyles.


Our Mission:

To improve the overall health of Madison Parish by creating a healthy environment where residents are empowered to make healthy choices.


Goals:

  • Promoting healthful eating and physical activity
  • Providing access to healthful foods and recreational facilities

  • Partnership:

    Ouachita Healthy Communities has partnered with several organizations in order to actualize our mission of transforming Ouachita Parish into a Healthier Community, including:

    • LSU AgCenter
    • Children's Coalition for Northeast Louisiana
    • Ouachita Parish School System
    • Monroe City School System
    • Shady Grove Elementary
    • Well Ahead Louisiana
    • Parents as Teachers
    • Vantage Health Plan
    • Ouachita Parish Police Jury
    • Southside Community Involvement Alliance
    • Emily P. Robinson Recreation Center
    • Northeast Louisiana Master Gardeners Association
    • Office of Addictive Disorders
    • Communities of Color
    • Omega Psi Phi
    • Louisiana Public Health Institute/ Tobacco Free Living
    • Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana
    • EQ Health Solutions
    • Primary Health Services Center
    • City of Monroe
    • Barkdull Faulk Elementary School
    • Community Volunteers


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