McAndrew, assistant secretary of the LDHH
, sent Day yet another letter, this time confirming that the department was "rescinding the proposed action and will accommodate your request based on religious and moral grounds.
provides extensive training and continuing education to staff in mental health, developmental disabilities and addiction services as well as, the locally operated regions within the state.
In collaboration with LDHH
, CDC established active surveillance in multiple settings, including evacuation centers, coroner offices, and hospital-based emergency departments to identify outbreaks, injuries, and environmental concerns and to initiate interventions before reinstitution of routine surveillance.
The proportion of the population that received optimally fluoridated water in each parish was estimated based on CDC's 1992 fluoridation census  and a study by LDHH (LDHH, unpublished data, 1996).
In addition, LDHH is planning an early intervention program to ensure that infants and toddlers at high risk for early childhood caries are screened and referred for clinical preventive services (e.
On November 18 and 19, the LDHH and CDC notified state epidemiologists of the potential for oyster-associated illness; outbreaks of oyster-associated gastroenteritis subsequently were identified in Florida and North Carolina.
In addition to the notification of state and territorial epidemiologists by LDHH and CDC on November 18 and 19, four public health measures were implemented to prevent further outbreaks associated with the contaminated oysters.
On August 18, 1993, LDHH initiated an investigation of an outbreak of acute respiratory illness in nursing home A in southeastern Louisiana.
LDHH advised nursing home A to minimize contacts between residents.
On August 20, LDHH initiated an investigation of an outbreak of acute respiratory illness at nursing home B in southwestern Louisiana affecting 26 (46%) of 57 residents; 10 of 40 employees also reported illness.
On September 2, LDHH received a report of acute respiratory illness among persons living and working on a dredging barge anchored in a southeastern Louisiana river.