Healthy CommunitiesAdvancing health equity at the neighborhood level
Through the Fit NOLA Parks initiative, approximately 64,000 residents in three neighborhoods were able to attend fun physical activities for families, shop for more local and nutritious foods, and visit community-centered health clinics.
Healthy NOLA Neighborhoods was a community initiative dedicated to the development of sustainable, healthy neighborhoods. Central to the initiative was the HealthyNOLA.org website.
With assistance from numerous partners, LPHI worked to expand New Orleans’ total network of bikeways to more than 100 miles and approximately $40M in new pedestrian and bicycle safety projects to promote "active environments" between 2004 and 2016.
Programs and Initiatives
Consortium for Resilient Gulf Communities
Through their combined expertise, the Consortium provides information, tools and resources to assist Gulf Coast communities in their efforts to become more resilient to adverse future events, including natural and industrial accidents. The RAND Corporation, Louisiana State University, Tulane University, the Louisiana Public Health Institute, and the University of South Alabama make up the Consortium’s diverse group of partners.
Gulf Coast Healthy Communities
The Gulf Coast Healthy Communities project partners with three nonprofit organizations in Biloxi, Mobile, and Pensacola to provide locally-based, publicly accessible data platforms to help support local collaboration. These platforms provide an educational resource for civic leaders, engaged citizens, and other decision makers about the multiple factors that influence community health and can inform resource allocation and planning to support healthy and resilient communities. This project is funded by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation.