Reports: Behavioral Health

January 03, 2009
These reports summarize the findings from the 2008 Louisiana Caring Communities Youth Survey (CCYS), a survey of 6th, 8th, 10th, and 12th grade students conducted in the fall of 2008 and January of 2009.
March 27, 2008
In 1995 the Louisiana Compulsive Gambling Committee was established to study the gambling behaviors, infrastructure, and interventions available to Louisiana residents. The increase in legal gambling age and the establishment of the Problem Gamblers Helpline and CORE-Center of Recovery treatment facility occurred in great part from the recommendations of this committee. One additional recommendation was to conduct comprehensive, empirically” driven studies on problem and pathological gambling in Louisiana.
February 15, 2005
HCR312 and SR119 were passed in the 2004 Regular Session. They both call for DHH to “investigate, study, and develop a plan or strategy to modernize and improve the state mental health system, focusing particularly on an assessment of the current operation and maintenance of East Louisiana Mental Health System, Central Louisiana State Hospital, New Orleans Adolescent Hospital and Southeast Louisiana State Hospital, with the resulting plan or strategy detailing how Louisiana can modify the current system to reflect the best practices in mental health care today".