State Health Assessments (SHA) and State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP)

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The communities and people of Louisiana reflect unique environments and geography and exhibit the state’s perseverance and resiliency in tough economic times and in the face of natural disasters and other events. Many environmental and social characteristics of Louisiana pose challenges to creating healthy communities in our state. The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) Office of Public Health (OPH) is committed to improving population health through its State Health Assessment and State Health Improvement Plan process.

“Creating A Blueprint for Our Future” was the state’s health improvement plan launched in 2016. This five-year plan was designed to provide a comprehensive statewide process to increase coordination and communication to address priority issues identified by the communities across the state.

LDH/OPH is currently planning to update and revise the State Health Assessment and State Health Improvement Plan through a statewide community engagement process. More information about this process and ways to get involved will be shared in early 2021.