Local Community Leaders & Influencers

  • East Baton Rouge Health Unit
    • (225) 242-4862
    • 353 N. 12th Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802
  • Healthy Baton Rouge
    • Healthybr.com
    • (225) 389-3100
    • 222 Saint Louis Street, 3rd Floor Baton Rouge, LA 70802
  • Metropolitan Council— metrocouncil@brla.gov; (225) 389-3123
    • District 1: Trae Welch
    • District 2: Chauna Banks
    • District 3: Chandler Loupe
    • District 4: Scott Wilson
    • District 5: Erika L. Green
    • District 6: Donna Collins-Lewis
    • District 7: Lamont Cole
    • District 8:  Denise Amoroso
    • District 9: Dwight Hudson
    • District 10: Tara Wicker
    • District 11: Matt Watson
    • District 12: Barbara Freiberg

Cancer

  • Resources:
    • Cancer Services— (225) 927-2273; staff@cancerservices.org
      • 550 Lobdell Avenue Baton Rouge, LA 70806
      • Volunteering: (225) 927-2273
  • American Cancer Society— (225) 927-0782
    • 10528 Kentshire Court, Baton Rouge, LA 70810

Prostate Cancer

  • “In East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana from 2012-2016, there were 1,706 new cases of Prostate Cancer. For every 100,000 men, 156 Prostate Cancer cases were reported. Over those years, there were 159 men who died of Prostate Cancer. For every 100,000 men in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, 19 died of Prostate Cancer.
    • Citation: U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group. U.S. Cancer Statistics Data Visualizations Tool, based on November 2018 submission data (1999-2016): U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Cancer Institute; www.cdc.gov/cancer/dataviz, June 2019.

Testicular Cancer

  • “In East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana from 2012-2016, there were 46 new cases of Testicular Cancer. For every 100,000 men, 5 Testicular Cancer cases were reported. (0.005%). Over those years, there were <16 men who died of Testicular Cancer in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana.”
    • Citation: U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group. U.S. Cancer Statistics Data Visualizations Tool, based on November 2018 submission data (1999-2016): U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Cancer Institute; www.cdc.gov/cancer/dataviz, June 2019.

Heart Disease

  • From 2014 – 2016, the heart disease death rate was 281.8 men per 100,00 people in East Baton Rouge Parish. (0.28%)
    • Source: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (https://nccd.cdc.gov/DHDSPAtlas/Default.aspx?state=LA)
  • Resources:
    • American Heart Association – (225) 666-4300
      • Stephanie Anderson, Board President
      • 2644 S. Sherwood Forest, Suite 108 Baton Rouge, LA 70816

Stroke

  • From 2014 – 2016, the stroke death rate was 46.3 men per 100,000 people in East Baton Rouge Parish. (0.05%)
    • Source: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (https://nccd.cdc.gov/DHDSPAtlas/Default.aspx?state=LA)

Diabetes

  • Resources:
    • Baton Rouge General, Diabetes Education Program – (225) 819-1175
      • BlueBonnet: (225) 763-4000
        • 8585 PICARDY AVENUE, BATON ROUGE, LA 70809 
      • Mid City: (225) 387-7000
        • 3600 FLORIDA BOULEVARD BATON ROUGE, LA 70806
  • Our Lady of the Lake, Diabetes & Nutrition Center – (225) 765-8020
    • 2041 Silverside Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Pre-Diabetes

  • In 2016, 25.7% of men aged 20+ in East Baton Rouge Parish reported severe physical inactivity. Physical inactivity and obesity are the most common and significant indicators of diabetes.

*Suicide

  • In 2017, 561 men committed suicide in Louisiana. (population: 2,289,446)
  • Age-adjusted Death Rate per 100,000: 24.34 (0.02%)
  • Resources:
    • Celebration Hope Center— (504) 833-4673
      • 1901-B Airline Dr. Metairie, LA 70001
  • Suicide Prevention Resource Center
    • Danita LeBlanc, Office of Behavioral Health – (225) 342-9682; danita.leblanc@la.gov
    • Baton Rouge Crisis Hotline – (225) 924-3900
    • NAMI Baton Rouge – (225) 273-6061

*Obesity

  • In 2017, 36.0% men were diagnosed as being obese in Louisiana.
    • Source: The State of Obesity (https://www.stateofobesity.org/states/LA/)

*state statistics