September 5, 2023

National Suicide Prevention Month

If you or someone you know needs help call or text #988, or chat at, to speak to a trained crisis counselor 24/7/365.
July 27, 2023

News from our Regions

(July 2023) Eastern Seaboard The Eastern Seaboard Region is hard at work creating a full lineup of monthly PD events on a variety of topics that […]
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: