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Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals | Kathy Kliebert, Secretary

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Louisiana Health Report Card

Tuesday, March 20, 2012  |  Contact: Devin George (504) 593-5182

Monitoring the health status of a population is an essential step in evaluating the effectiveness of various health programs and in developing programmatic policy for the future. Monitoring the status of a population relative to certain health indicators over a number of years is an especially effective tool for health planning. Act 985 of the 1995 Louisiana Regular Legislative Session, enacting R.S. 40:1300.71, requires that the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals annually prepare a report card relative to health and health-related issues.