Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Statement

The D&I statement is a part of the of the 2019 LDH Phase-I Health Equity Plan.
The full plan can be seen here; the D&I statement is on page 31 of the plan.


The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) characterizes equity, diversity and inclusion as  representing the differences and similarities of all individuals while creating a work environment  in which those same individuals are treated fairly and respectfully, have equal access to  opportunities and resources, and can contribute fully to the work of LDH in a safe and welcoming  environment. 

LDH values diversity in its workplace, vendor network, customers, and communities. As a state  agency, LDH believes that diversity contributes to the success of Louisiana and society. LDH  values the unique contributions of individuals with wide ranging backgrounds and experiences.  and believes an inclusive culture allows our employees to contribute their best. Because of this,  LDH is committed to equal opportunity and fair treatment for all.  

This agency prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, gender, religion, ethnicity,  disability, marital or family status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic  information, medical condition, or any other non-merit factor. LDH is fully committed to being a  model for equity, diversity, inclusion, belonging, and accessibility, where all team members are  treated with dignity and respect. This principle extends to all decisions relating to recruitment,  hiring, contracting, training, placement, advancement, compensation, benefits, and termination.