New Orleans


Education and awareness to help improve health outcomes

One in seven adults in New Orleans struggles with hunger, and 23.4 percent of those living in New Orleans Parish are food insecure. The New Orleans Health Advisory Board and Humana have been focused on promoting physical activity and healthy eating throughout the city through their continued partnership with FitNOLA. Currently, they are exploring opportunities to educate and engage healthcare professionals around additional social determinants of health and how they impact chronic conditions, such as diabetes and depression. They are also working with the American Heart Association to build health literacy and advocacy programs in one of New Orleans’ most underserved neighborhoods.

New Orleans at a glance

Our Focus

  • Diabetes
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Behavioral health

Barriers to Health

  • Healthy eating
  • Health literacy
  • Community resource directory

Working Committees

  • Communications Committee
  • Health Literacy Committee
  • -3.9%

    reduction in unhealthy days

  • 23.4%

    of those living in Orleans Parish are food insecure

  • 1 in 7

    people in areas served by Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans are food insecure