Washington Parish has two Healthy Communities Coalitions: Bogalusa Strong and FOCUS Franklinton.

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Bogalusa Strong

Bogalusa Strong is a collaborative partnership of community members, leaders, businesses and organizations working together to improve quality of life in Bogalusa by promoting physical, social and environmental health.

Our Mission

To create a healthier community where all people thrive.

Our Goals

  • Improve residents' physical and emotional well-being
  • Lower rates of diabetes and other serious health issues
  • Improve diets and physical activity
  • Help residents live long, healthy lives

  • City of Bogalusa Mayor Wendy Perrette
  • Representative Malinda White
  • Senator Beth Mizell
  • Well-Ahead Louisiana
  • LSU AgCenter
  • City of Bogalusa
  • City of Bogalusa City Council
  • City of Bogalusa Parks & Recreation Commission
  • City of Bogalusa Recreation Dept.
  • Bogalusa Police Department
  • Dr. Gina Lagarde, Region IX Medical Director
  • Our Lady of Angels Hospital
  • Our Lady of Angels Pediatric Clinic
  • Louisiana State Office of Rural Health
  • LSU Rural Family Medicine Clinic-Physician Residency Program
  • Riverside Medical Center
  • Robert Wood Johnson Southeast Leadership Coach
  • Washington Community Health Center-Access Health-FQHC
  • Bogalusa Health Unit
  • Florida Parishes Human Services Authority
  • Louisiana Cancer Prevention & Control Program
  • Louisiana Healthy Community Coalition
  • Louisiana Public Health Institute-Tobacco Free Living
  • Smoking Cessation Trust
  • Capital Regional Planning Commission
  • Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development
  • New Orleans Regional Planning Commission
  • Tulane Bogalusa Heart Study Clinic
  • United Way of Southeast Louisiana
  • Volunteers of Louisiana
  • Southwest Louisiana Area Health Education Center
  • 211/VIA Link
  • Bogalusa City Schools- Central Elementary School
  • Bogalusa City Schools- Byrd Elementary School
  • Bogalusa City Schools, Superintendent Office
  • Bogalusa City Schools-Bogalusa High School
  • Bogalusa High School Student Health Advisors
  • Regina Coeli Child Development Center-Bogalusa Headstart
  • Washington Parish Council on Aging
  • Washington Parish Council Representative
  • Washington Parish Economic Development
  • Washington Parish Men’s Club
  • Washington Parish Youth Coalition
  • Mary Byrd Perkins Cancer Center
  • Healthy Blue Louisiana
  • Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans
  • Louisiana Rural Ambulance Alliance
  • Northshore Emergency Medical Services Bogalusa
  • Northlake Homeless Coalition
  • Northshore Community Foundation
  • Northshore Healthcare Alliance
  • Northshore Technical Community College
  • Nurse Family Partnership
  • Pinewood Therapeutic Counseling Center
  • Safe Harbor Domestic Abuse Program
  • Southeast Area Health Education Center-Oral Health Project
  • Nellie Byers Training Center for Disabilities
  • ADAPT, Inc.-All Deserve Advocacy, Prevention & Treatment
  • Greater Bogalusa Community Center
  • Agape Childcare Center
  • Bogalusa Rebirth-Community Housing Revitalization Project
  • Bogalusa Citizens for Art & Culture
  • Investing in Bogalusa
  • Bogalusa Country Club
  • Bogalusa Garden Club
  • Bogalusa Help Center of Churches Food Bank
  • Bogalusa Rotary Club
  • Bogalusa YMCA
  • Brightside Social Services
  • Brilliant Mindz Community Center & Youth Council
  • Bogalusa Free Closet
  • Louisiana Early Steps
  • Genco Industries
  • Golden Pear Restaurant
  • International Paper
  • Neilson’s Pharmacy
  • Schultz Physical Therapy
  • Southeast Legal Services
  • Omni Home Health
  • JFM Consulting, LLC
  • Travis Supermarket
  • Starting Line Up Barbershop
  • First & Goal Barbershop
  • Alan’s Barber Shop
  • Royann’s Barber Shop
  • Memorial Baptist Church
  • Bethlehem Baptist Church
  • Westside Baptist Church
  • St. Paul A.M.E. Church
  • Southeast Louisiana Baptist Association
  • ESM Methodist Church
  • YouthBuild-NTCC
  • 2nd Harvest of Southeast Louisiana
  • Dr. Keisha Harvey Family Practice
  • Family Support Systems
  • Woodlake
  • LSU AgCenter Master Gardner Association



FOCUS (Franklinton Organized Community Unified Supports) is a Healthy Communities coalition established in January 2020 that seeks to engage residents of Franklinton, LA.

Our Mission

To encourage residents of Franklinton to adopt policy, systems and environmental (PSE) changes that lead to a healthier community.

  • LSU AgCenter
  • Our Lady of Angels Hospital
  • Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
  • Healthy Blue
  • Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI)
  • St. Tammany Parish Hospital Health Systems
  • SAFE
  • Senator Beth Mizell
  • Washington Parish Council
  • Washington Parish Government
  • Early Steps
  • Office of US Senator Bill Cassidy

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