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With funding from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Louisiana Department of Health launched the Health Data Portal in 2016. It can be found at http://healthdata.ldh.la.gov.
The Health Data Portal is an interactive website that makes Louisiana’s environmental hazard and related health data (diabetes, asthma and birth defects) and information accessible to:
Several municipalities have already used data from the LDH’s online data tool to:
Municipalities, businesses, community-based organizations and other non-profits can also use data from LDH's online health tool to support grant applications and other projects.
Most of the data are currently available at the state or parish level. More local level data will be made available in the future.
The years of data vary according to which resources are available to collect and translate the data and which data are available from each provider.
Examples of the types of data available on the Health Data Portal include:
Email LDH's Environmental Public Health Tracking Program at firstname.lastname@example.org or call them at 1-888-293-7020 to receive a comprehensive list of the data available on the Department's Health Data Portal.
LDH's Tracking Program is hosting web demonstrations to help municipalities, businesses, healthcare organizations, community-based organizations, and non-profits use the Health Data Portal
Anyone requiring assistance or additional data can email LDH's Tracking Program at email@example.com or call them at
1-888-293-7020 to receive assistance with their public health data needs.