July 22, 2023

Tips for the Advocacy Journey

Eleven years ago, Kathy Hill, LAHPERD'S former Executive Director, saw a need for LAHPERD to reach out to the parts of our state that had teachers who could not attend our annual conference held in Baton Rouge.
October 19, 2022

Advocacy through Social Media

Media advocacy is a new strategy that is emerging in the public health community. It has been particularly visible in communities of color. (1) Media advocacy is defined as the strategic use of mass media to advance public policy initiatives. Media advocacy is rooted in community advocacy and has as its goal the promotion of healthy public policies. It can be differentiated from traditional mass media strategies in a number of ways.
August 29, 2022

Physical Literacy for Aging Retirees

As the population ages, the biggest challenge ahead is the rate of obesity. Among adults ages 60 and older the rate has been increasing, standing at about 41 percent in 2015-2016. Bold approaches are needed to prevent the obesity epidemic including addressing the racial and ethnic disparities related to stress and differences in access to health care, healthy food, and opportunities for physical activity.
July 22, 2022

Tips for Supporting People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD)

As the I/DD community continues to advocate for providing inclusive programs to support physical literacy and positive health outcomes, here are some tips and tricks:
June 6, 2022

Outdoor Play is Vital to Child Development

In an age where everything is at the click of a button of our fingertip, it seems that technology has its grip on young children who need outside play more than ever.
May 4, 2022

Telling your story….

Advocacy is an all-year-long activity at the national, state, and local levels.  State Legislatures set their calendars and some meet year-round, annually, or bi-annually.  Local government, however, the closest to the constituents and where policy germinates never rest to meet the needs of their communities.