Through years of research and collaboration with individuals with developmental disabilities, families, providers and community organizations, the Louisiana Department of Health has ended the 25-year-old waiting list for specialized home and community-based services.
Friday, July 20, 2018
Friday, July 13, 2018
New Year, New Data! LDH Upgrades Its Online Data Exploration Tool to Provide Residents with Better Health Information
As the two year anniversary of the Louisiana Department of Health’s Health Data Portal launch approaches, the Bureau of Health Informatics (BHI) and the Environmental Public Health Tracking Program(Tracking) have teamed up to roll out an upgraded version of this online data exploration tool.
Friday, July 6, 2018
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Understanding women’s experiences surrounding pregnancy and childbirth is a cornerstone of the Louisiana Department of Health’s (LDH) efforts to improve the health of Louisiana mothers and babies.
LDH’s Bureau of Family Health uses the Louisiana Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS), an ongoing surveillance system administered in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as a primary source of quantitative and qualitative data around those experiences and maternal behaviors before, during, and immediately following pregnancy.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Although almost half of all Medicaid enrollees in Louisiana are children, they account for about a fourth (26.5 percent) of State's total Medicaid spending. Louisiana’s two most vulnerable populations, people with disabilities and those who are aging, make up less than 20 percent of the Medicaid population but account for more than half of the State's total Medicaid spending, 60.4 percent.