Baton Rouge

Louisiana

Strong local leadership helps address social needs of seniors

In Baton Rouge, 16% of the population lives in areas with limited access to healthy foods and grocery stores, and one in seven individuals struggles with hunger in areas served by the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. This is why Healthy BR and Humana are unified around helping residents get active, eat healthy and access preventive care. Baton Rouge is an example of how strong community leadership and a locally-led coalition can provide a solid foundation for improved health and Healthy Days.

Baton Rouge at a glance

Our Focus

  • Chronic disease
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Mental/behavioral health
  • Loneliness

Barriers to Health

  • Health disparities
  • Health literacy
  • Financial literacy
  • Poor nutrition
  • Food insecurity
  • Sedentary lifestyles

Working Committees

  • We work in conjunction with Healthy BR
  • 16%

    of the population lives in areas with limited access to healthy foods and grocery stores

  • 5.1%

    decrease in Unhealthy Days since becoming a Humana Bold Goal community

  • 1 in 7

    individuals struggles with hunger in areas served by the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank