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About WellSpots

Wellspot Louisiana

WellAhead IconsPart of the Well-Ahead Louisiana campaign is the designation of places and spaces making choices and changes to make it easier for Louisiana citizens to live well. Once designated, these environments are called Well-Spots.

DHH staff will work closely with restaurants, schools, worksites, local governments, hospitals, and universities and colleges to help them identify and meet benchmarks for wellness. Once DHH staff verifies an organization has completed enough benchmarks they will be identified as a Level One, Level Two or Level Three Well-Spot. Level One is the highest level of designation.

Chronic disease cost Louisiana a total of $4.5 billion in 2003. Additionally, the economic loss caused by sick days and reduced productivity was $17.4 billion alone in Louisiana in the same time period. Adjusted for inflation, the total cost of treatment, and the economic and productivity costs Louisiana drained an estimated $28 billion from the nation's economy in 2013.

If we made smarter choices together to improve our wellbeing, the Milken Institute predicted that we could avoid 612,000 cases of chronic conditions in 10 years. We could also reduce future economic costs by more than $17 billion in 2023 and we could increase Louisiana's economic output by $62 billion by 2050.

Let us help you become a Well-Spot. Apply here or email us at WellAhead@la.gov.

 

DESIGNATED WELLSPOTS

AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana
100000 Perkins Rowe, Suite 400
BR, LA 70810
LEVEL 2
Criteria: tobacco-free; breastfeeding friendly; steps 1-3 of LGBH toolkit; 5-2-1-0 partner; Tobacco cessation coverage; Quitline promotion

Mestizo
2323 Acadian Thruway
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
LEVEL 2
Criteria: Tobacco-free; staff trained to offer health options; 3 healthy choice or low cal/fat entrees on the menu; 5-2-1-0 partner; willing to accommodate dietary restrictions; healthy options on kids menu

Mid- City Market
714 Jefferson Highway
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
LEVEL 2
Criteria: Tobacco-free; staff trained to offer health options; 3 healthy choice or low cal/fat entrees on the menu; 5-2-1-0 partner; willing to accommodate dietary restrictions; ServSafe