We believe in a healthy Louisiana
Moving forward, together.
In 2020, Ochsner Health unveiled Healthy State, a bold plan to partner with local and state leaders and organizations to realize a more equitable and a healthier Louisiana. By engaging organizations from every sector and corner of the state, we are working together to tackle the leading causes of poor health and to create profound impact for Louisiana residents.
With an eye on the future.
Our Mission: To realize the improved health and wellness of our communities by bringing resources to underserved communities; better understanding the impact of health and social conditions; utilizing data, technology and innovation to improve outcomes; and by investing in Louisiana’s economic growth and workforce.
Together with the Healthy State Advisory Board, we believe we can achieve profound impact. As a multi-faceted team with varied backgrounds, experiences and resources, Healthy State is working daily to accomplish our mission so that one day, all Louisianians will enjoy a better, longer, healthier way of life.
Eboni Price-Haywood, MD, MPH, FACP,
Medical Director, Healthy State and Ochsner Xavier Institute for Health Equity and Research (OXIHER), Professor of Medicine, Ochsner Clinical School - University of Queensland
Leonardo Seoane, MD, FACP,
Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer, Ochsner Health, Associate Vice-Chancellor of Academics, LSU Health Shreveport, Professor of Medicine, Ochsner Clinical School - University of Queensland
Click below to find out more about each Priority.
Increase access to healthier food options in underserved communities by strengthening existing initiatives and establishing new partnerships.
More food-secure households by 2030
Work toward reducing obesity by increasing access to nutritious foods, providing education on healthy eating and expanding access to safe physical activity in underserved
More physically active adults by 2030
Advance careers by growing workforce development and improving high school graduation rates.
Increase avErage per-capita income by
Save lives by accelerating access to lung, colorectal and breast cancer screenings; Expand detection and treatment of chronic conditions by coordinating payors, providers, and foundations.
Fewer people with chronic conditions by 2030
End smoking by changing behavior, advancing policy and expanding access to comprehensive smoking cessation services.
Fewer smokers by 2030
Connect homes by eliminating the digital divide.
More homes with high-speed internet by 2030
Let’s lead longer, healthier lives.
Let’s reach a Healthy State together.
Thank you to all of our Healthy State partner organizations. Please see a list of the Health State Advisory Board members at the link below.MEET OUR ADVISORY BOARD