St. Helena Health Information

St. Helena Farmers Market Connects Low-Income Families to Farmers

St. Helena Parish Health Information

  • County Health Rankings indicates St. Helena Parish currently ranks 57 out of 64 Louisiana parishes based on health outcomes and 58 of 64 based on Health Factors.
  • 32% of St. Helena's adults are obese.
  • 31% of adults are physically inactive.
  • 11% of parish residents have diabetes.
  • 10% of the parish is uninsured.
  • 20% of parish residents report food insecurity.
    • Food insecurity is defined as the lack of access to a reliable source of food during the past year.
  • “About half of all American adults have one or more preventable, diet-related chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and overweight and obesity” (Dietary Guidelines for Americans)
  • Over 2/3 of American adults and almost 1/3 of American children and youths are overweight or obese (Dietary Guidelines for Americans)

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