Dare To Be Healthy
In August 2012 SWLAHEC was awarded a grant on behalf of the Partnership for a Healthier Southwest Louisiana, based in Calcasieu Parish. The grant for the Dare to be Healthy initiative is made possible by a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation Challenge Grant of $760,000. This grant is matched by an additional $832,000 in funds from collaborating organizations in the Southwest Louisiana area.
The Dare to be Healthy program takes a multi-pronged approach to help adults, families and children exercise more, eat well and learn about healthy lifestyles through numerous planned elements in Calcasieu Parish. It is a three-year grant, running from 2012 to 2015, and is administered by Southwest Louisiana Area Health Education Center in cooperation with the Partnership for a Healthier Southwest Louisiana and its community partners. Other major partners include the four hospitals in Calcasieu Parish, the Louisiana Region 5 Office of Public Health, the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, the City of Lake Charles, McNeese State University and the Calcasieu Parish School Board.
For more information on Dare to be Healthy and the Partnership for a Healthier Southwest Louisiana click HERE.