Our vision is bold.

Louisiana will be in the Top 40 health rankings by 2030.

A Healthy State by 2030

Moving forward, together.

Healthy State has launched with a singular goal: to improve Louisiana’s ranking among the Top 40 Healthiest States by 2030. In this pursuit, we embrace the challenges and can leverage our strengths as leading healthcare, education, and policy organizations and — once and for all — turn things around for all of us. 

Year after year, Louisiana ranks near the bottom in nearly all health measures. That’s in sharp contrast to the incomparable culture, heritage, resilience, and joie de vivre that makes  our state one of a kind. Moving the Healthy State vision forward, we are collaborating as a multi-faceted team with varied backgrounds, experiences and resources in order to make Louisiana a healthier place to live, thrive and survive.

With an eye on the future.

Louisiana’s leading organizations across the public and private sectors are taking action to enhance the quality of life for all Louisianians. There’s no better time than right now — let’s work together to optimize the health, safety, and wellness for every single person. Smarter, not harder.  For all of us today, and our future generations that follow. 

With the guidance of the Healthy State Advisory Board, we believe we can achieve profound impact across the state.  We believe in Healthy State, its endeavors, and we believe in the industries and companies from every sector, every corner of the state, to help us tackle  the leading causes of poor health.  We are working daily to accomplish this mission so that one day, all Louisianians will enjoy a better, longer, healthier way of life.

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Help us reach that number.

Our mission is to eliminate barriers to healthcare; bring resources to underserved, urban and rural communities; collaborate with partners to research and better understand health disparities; utilize technology and innovation to improve outcomes and invest in Louisiana’s next generation of healthcare providers and frontline staff.

HEALTHY STATE: 20 Drivers to Tackle

Take a look at where Louisiana's current rankings struggle most.
ranked
48th

Smoking

Multiple Chronic
Conditions

ranked
41st

Obesity

ranked
48th

Premature
Death

ranked
46th

Income
Inequality

ranked
49th

Low
Birth Weight

ranked
49th

High School
Graduation

ranked
42nd

Childhood
Trauma

ranked
43rd

Food
Insecurity

ranked
48th

Frequent
Mental Distress

ranked
45th

Chlamydia

ranked
49th

Teen
Births

ranked
48th

Physical
Inactivity

ranked
47th

High-Speed
Internet

ranked
47th

Frequent
Physical Distress

ranked
48th

Violent
Crime

ranked
46th

Economic
Hardship

ranked
48th

High-Risk
HIV Behaviors

ranked
49th

Dental
Visits

ranked
48th

Exercise

ranked
47th

In the News

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy to Speak at Inaugural Xavier University

Newswise

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LDH & Partners Kick Off Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month with Community Screenings, Outreach

Louisiana Department of Health

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Ochsner’s Healthy State 2030 uses community-first approach to improve life for Louisianians

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Moving the Needle Together

ConnectLA: Eliminating the Digital Divide

Together with federal, state and municipal efforts, and partnering with statewide organizations, such as Louisiana Board of Regents, ConnectLA aims to close the digital divide by 2029.

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The Ochsner-XavierInstitute for Health Equity and Research

Ochsner Health and Xavier University of Louisiana combine resources to improve the health of our communities, reducing health inequities, developing healthcare delivery models & modeling equitable care.

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Let’s lead longer, healthier lives.
Let’s reach a Healthy State together.