Welcome to Own Your Own Health

Own Your Own Health Louisiana (OYOH) is a comprehensive health program designed to empower Louisianans to become active participants in their own health and health care through healthy eating and activity, as well as an overall healthy lifestyle.  This program has been separated into three-month challenges such as weight loss and steps (physical activity). Each participant will be asked to form teams of two to ten people and begin achieving weight loss from a healthy, appropriate diet as well as accumulated activity in the form of a variety of tasks ranging from light exercise (e.g. gardening and walking) to heavy exercise such as running.

Competitions will begin at a "kick off" event in January and will culminate in April in cities and towns large and small throughout Louisiana. While everyone will be encouraged to participate, the program features components specifically targeting minorities such as African-Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans and Pacific Islanders, our most vulnerable populations which are more susceptible to obesity and the chronic diseases, as well as related diseases (e.g. diabetes, heart disease, stroke, preventable cancers, and many others.)

The OYOH program features numerous challenges such as:  steps, weight loss, and eat more fruits and vegetables.  The program is 100% free and web-based.  Throughout the program you will be encouraged to set realistic goals and make informed decisions about your own health.

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals' Bureau of Minority Health Access is able to lead this program through the $138,000 State Partnership Grant to Improve Minority Health from the United States Department of Health's Office of Minority Health, as well as in kind contributions from our various partners (visit our partners tab for a list of partners). This funding opportunity is available through September 2020.

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Funding Source(s):  $138,000 grant from the United States Department of Health's Office of Minority Health, as well as, in kind donations from our various partners.

 

 

 

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