Healthcare Provider Trainings 

Our state is rich in tradition and culture.  But, it also has staggering high rates of chronic disease.  Healthcare providers have a great opportunity to encourage prevention and management of chronic conditions among patients. Well-Ahead Louisiana promotes evidence-based, effective health system quality improvement processes and team-based care to assist in preventing and managing diseases like diabetes, obesity, hypertension, even tobacco use. Our team works to expand the access to clinical and community practices that prevent and improve the management of chronic disease. 

Coming soon!

The Brief Tobacco Intervention Online Training

Did you know? Tobacco quit rates increase when health care providers consistently identify and treat tobacco use.  Cessation advice from healthcare providers is effective and should be offered to every patient. Learn how you can make tobacco use screening and cessation service referral a standard of care among your healthcare team. In this online training, you will:

  • Learn three simple steps that help you effectively talk to your patients about tobacco in less than three minutes. 
  • Learn about effective, evidence-based cessation treatments available in Louisiana - including individual, group and telephone counseling, and seven FDA approved medications.
    • Learn about Medicaid cessation benefits here
  • Earn continuing education units in less than an hour!

Email Kristen Hernandez at Kristen.Hernandez@la.gov for to be notified when this training becomes available