Local Community Leaders & Influencers:

  • Calcasieu Parish Health Unit – (337) 478-6020
    • 3236 Kirkman Street Lake Charles, LA 70601
  • Lake Charles City Council— citycouncil@cityoflc.us; (337) 491-1290
    • District A: Mary Morris
    • District B: Luvertha W. August, Council Vice-President*
    • District C: Rodney Geyen
    • District D: John Ieyoub
    • District E: Stuart Weatherford
    • District F: Johnnie Thibodeaux
    • District G: Mark Eckard, President*

*until July 2019

Cancer

  • Resources:
    • Lake Charles Memorial Health System, Cancer Support – (337) 494-3000
      • 701 Oak Park Boulevard, Lake Charles, LA 70601
  • CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital— (337) 436-2511
    • 524 Dr. Michael DeBakey Drive Lake Charles, Louisiana 70601

Prostate Cancer

  • “In Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana from 2012-2016, there were 681 new cases of Prostate Cancer. For every 100,000 men, 127 Prostate Cancer cases were reported.
  • Over those years, there were 77 men who died of Prostate Cancer. For every 100,000 men in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, 18 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 Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana from 2012-2016, there were 28 new cases of Testicular Cancer. For every 100,000 men, 6 Testicular Cancer cases were reported. (0.006%)
  • Over those years, there were <16 men who died of Testicular Cancer in Calcasieu 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 339.6 men per 100,00 people in Calcasieu Parish. (0.34%)
    • Source: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (https://nccd.cdc.gov/DHDSPAtlas/Default.aspx?state=LA)
  • Resources:
    • American Heart Association
      • Patricia Prudhomme – (225) 666-4299
      • Adriana King – (225) 666-4282

Stroke

  • From 2014 – 2016, the stroke death rate was 64.3 men per 100,000 people in Calcasieu Parish. (0.06%)
    • Source: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (https://nccd.cdc.gov/DHDSPAtlas/Default.aspx?state=LA)

Diabetes

  • Resources:
    • Lake Charles Memorial Health System— Diabetes Education
      • (337) 494-3000

Pre-Diabetes

  • In 2016, 26.9% of men aged 20+ in Calcasieu 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

*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