Allen named winner of National Civic League Health Equity award


The Louisiana Center for Health Equity (LCHE) announces that Founder and President Alma C. Stewart Allen is the winner of the 2022 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-National Civic League (RWJF-NCL) Health Equity Award.
Allen is a Natchitoches native and 1971 graduate of Natchitoches Central High School and 1975 NSU graduate.
The health equity award is presented to individuals that seek to address health inequity and improve health outcomes within their community through the implementation of a systems change approach. Additionally, this award honors individuals who are helping to create a culture of health in their communities. 

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Alma C. Stewart Allen has embodied the spirit of the RWJF-NCL Health Equity Award through her professional and personal dedication to the health and well being of Louisianians. Allen has advocated for policy changes and health equity for women, children and families across the state. Through LCHE, she has spearheaded youth initiatives to gain awareness, opportunities and understanding of the areas that impact the youth of Louisiana.
NCL issued the following statement, “In building up community health resources, leadership, and education, Alma’s work has contributed significantly to advancing health equity in communities across Louisiana and in the United States.”