Office of Women's Health & Community Health

The Office of Women's Health and Community Health (OWHCH) was established under a bill passed by the Louisiana Legislature and signed by Governor John Bel Edwards on June 18, 2022. OWHCH is dedicated to focusing on improving women's health outcomes and serve as a clearing house, coordinating agency and resource center for women's health data and strategies. Issues of focus include needs throughout a woman's life; chronic or acute conditions; access to healthcare; how poverty impacts women's health; leading causes of morbidity and mortality and health disparities. Over the course of FY23, OWHCH will develop its first annual report for submission to LDH leadership, legislators and Governor Edwards.


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