Partners and Stakeholders

Per the State's laws governing emergency response, LDH is the agency primarily responsible for Emergency Support Function (ESF) 8, Public Health & Medical Services, after a disaster. The Bureau of Community Preparedness leads LDH's support in this area. LDH has many state, local and regional partners who assist in providing the public health response to a disaster.

Some of LDH's partners and stakeholders include other state agencies, like Department of Environmental Quality and Department of Corrections, other health agencies, including the LSU Health Sciences Center, the Louisiana National Guard and educational systems.

The Bureau of Community Preparedness conducts a number of private training sessions with their ESF 8 partners and stakeholders throughout the year. Because these trainings are highly specialized and detail confidential medical information, these sessions are not open to the general public.