Healthcare Resources Section:
Medicaid and Medicare Resources from LA Dept. of Health

Medicaid provides medical benefits to low-income individuals and families. Although the federal government establishes the general rules for Medicaid, specific requirements are established by each state. In Louisiana, over a million residents receive health care coverage through Medicaid, most of whom are children under 19. The Louisiana Medicaid Program operates within the Louisiana Department of Health.  

Nutrition Section:
Nutrition Recommendations
2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans - Eighth Edition

Evidence now shows that healthy eating patterns and regular physical activity can help people achieve and maintain good health and reduce the risk of chronic disease throughout all stages of the lifespan. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans reflect this evidence through its recommendations.

Healthcare Resources Section:
Navigators for a Healthy Louisiana

Navigators for a Healthy Louisiana can help you and your family compare and choose health coverage that best fits your needs and budget. We can help make health coverage more accessible and easier to understand, so you’ll have more choices, more control, and more access to health insurance than ever before.

Healthcare Resources Section:

Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. For 3 decades, Healthy People has established benchmarks and monitored progress over time in order to:
  • Encourage collaborations across communities and sectors.
  • Empower individuals toward making informed health decisions.
  • Measure the impact of prevention activities.

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