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Madison: Motivating People, Changing Lives

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 quality of life for residents of Ouachita Parish through policy, systems, and environmental changes that promote healthy eating and physical activity for healthy living.


  • Increase knowledge of residents related to healthy eating, physical activity, and wellness.
  • Enhance the community environment to promote practices that improve behaviors related to consuming healthy foods abd getting adequate physical activity
  • Increase access to healthful foods and physical activity opportunites.

  • Partnership:

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

    • City of Tallulah
    • Madison Parish Schools
    • Tallulah Charter School
    • Madison Voluntary Council on Aging
    • Madison Parish Library
    • Northeast LA Highway Safety Partnership
    • Madison Parish/LA DOTD
    • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    • Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry

    Innovate . Educate . Improve Lives

    The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture