Reports: Public Health

April 15, 2024
In 1995, the Louisiana Legislature passed Act 985, which required that the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) prepare a yearly report card describing the overall health of its citizens and health‐related issues affecting Louisianans. In addition to informing Louisianans of the overall health circumstances in our state, this annual publication is an effective tool for health planning and evaluating the effectiveness of health programs.
January 22, 2024
The Louisiana Birth Defects Monitoring Network (LBDMN) within the Bureau of Family Health (BFH), Office of Public Health (OPH), Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) is responsible for surveillance of birth defects in Louisiana's children. Mandated in 2004, it was the intent of the legislature to “establish a system to collect, analyze, and disseminate data regarding birth defects in the state and to provide information to families of children born with birth defects regarding services available in their community and the development of appropriate prevention programs."
January 04, 2024
Act 98 of the 2021 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature authorized the Louisiana Department of Health Safe Drinking Water Program to develop a grade for community water system accountability. This would provide for the issuance of a letter grade reflective of community water system quality and performance. LDH detemines letter grades based on 7 Standards evaluating the infrastructure, accountability, and over all health risk of drinking water to consumers.
November 30, 2023
Through key priority areas of collaboration, awareness, workforce, prevention, and healing, WHL envisions a Louisiana in which children, families and communities are healthy and thriving regardless of who they are or where they live.
April 27, 2023
The Consumer Confidence Reports (CCRs) shown on this site are base documents only and are not finished documents. Water system personnel should review the CCR for correctness and update accordingly.
March 21, 2023
In 1995, the Louisiana Legislature passed Act 985, which required that the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) prepare a yearly report card describing the overall health of its citizens and health‐related issues affecting Louisianans. In addition to informing Louisianans of the overall health circumstances in our state, this annual publication is an effective tool for health planning and evaluating the effectiveness of health programs.
January 27, 2023
The Louisiana Birth Defects Monitoring Network (LBDMN) within the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH), Office of Public Health (OPH), Bureau of Family Health (BFH) is responsible for surveillance of birth defects in Louisiana children. Mandated in 2004, it was the intent of the legislature to “establish a system to collect, analyze, and disseminate data regarding birth defects in the state and to provide information to families of children born with birth defects regarding services available in their community and the development of appropriate prevention programs” (Louisiana Revised Statute (R.S.) 40:31.43 and Louisiana Administrative Code LAC Title 48, Part V, Subpart 55, Chapters 161 & 163 et al).
January 27, 2023
Annual Report as to the state of public water systems across Louisiana in response to ACT 573/SB75 of the 2014 Regular Legislative Session of the Louisiana Legislature.
January 24, 2023
Report prepared in response to ACT 320 (HB 452) of the 2021 Regular Legislative Session
January 24, 2023
Report Prepared in Response to ACT 321 (HB 460) of the 2021 Regular Legislative Session. Reflects activities of State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2022.
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