Local Community Leaders & Influencers:

  • Joel Robideaux— Mayor-President
    • (337) 291-8300
    • JRobideaux@LafayetteLA.gov
  • Lafayette Parish Public Health Unit— (337) 262-5616
    • 220 W. Willow Street, Bldg. A Lafayette, LA 70501

Cancer

  • Resources:
    • American Cancer Society – (337) 237-3736
    • 1604 W Pinhook Rd Ste 203, Lafayette, LA 70508
  • Cancer Center of Acadiana at Lafayette General Medical Center
    • (337) 289-8400
    • 1211 Coolidge. St., Suite 100 Lafayette, LA
  • Our Lady of Lourdes, Cancer Services & Treatments— (337) 470-2000
    • 4801 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy. Lafayette, LA 70508

Prostate Cancer

  • “In Lafayette Parish, Louisiana from 2012-2016, there were 825 new cases of Prostate Cancer. For every 100,000 men, 149 Prostate Cancer cases were reported.
  • Over those years, there were 98 men who died of Prostate Cancer. For every 100,000 men in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, 24 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 Lafayette Parish, Louisiana from 2012-2016, there were 26 new cases of Testicular Cancer. For every 100,000 men, 4 Testicular Cancer cases were reported. (0.004%)
  • Over those years, there were <16 men who died of Testicular Cancer in Lafayette 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 247.6 men per 100,00 people in Lafayette Parish. (0.25%)
    • Source: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (https://nccd.cdc.gov/DHDSPAtlas/Default.aspx?state=LA)
  • Resources:
    • American Heart Association— (225) 666-4297

Stroke

  • From 2014 – 2016, the stroke death rate was 37.1 men per 100,000 people in Lafayette Parish. (0.04%)
    • Source: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (https://nccd.cdc.gov/DHDSPAtlas/Default.aspx?state=LA)

Diabetes

  • Resources:
    • Reactive Nutrition, Diabetes Education
      • 4540 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy, Building D, Suite C240, Lafayette, LA 70508

Pre-Diabetes

  • In 2016, 23.3% of men aged 20+ in Lafayette 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:
    • Vermilion Behavior Health Systems, Suicidal Ideation Treatement Center
      • (888) 927-2126 2520
      • N University Ave, Lafayette, LA 70507
    • Lafayette Educational & Referral Center – (337) 232-4357
  • Lafayette Crisis Line – 232-HELP / 211
    • Lafayette Crisis Hotline – (225) 924-3900

*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