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State Office of Rural Health
Louisiana Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Healthcare Access
Works to improve the health status of Louisiana residents in rural and underserved areas by building community health systems' capacity to provide integrated, efficient, and effective health care services. A bureau of the Louisiana Department of Health Office of Public Health housing the State Office of Rural Health. Known locally as Well-Ahead Louisiana.
Louisiana Nonmetro Population
People living in nonmetro areas
Louisiana Rural Healthcare Facilities
Critical Access Hospitals
Rural Health Clinics
Federally Qualified Health Centers*
Short Term/PPS Hospitals*
Selected Social Determinants of Health for Rural
6.8% of Louisiana residents lack health insurance
(Kaiser, 2022). According to the USDA Economic Research
Service, the average per capita income for Louisiana
residents in 2021 was $54,217, with the rural per capita
income at $46,088. The ERS reports, based on 2021 ACS
data, that the poverty rate in rural Louisiana is 24.0%,
compared with 18.7% in urban areas of the state. 18.8% of
the rural population has not completed high school, while
12.9% of the urban population lacks a high school diploma
according to 2017-2021 ACS data reported by ERS. The
unemployment rate in rural Louisiana is 4.1%, while in
urban Louisiana, it is 3.6% (USDA-ERS, 2022).
Foundation State Health Facts;
USDA Economic Research Service: State Fact Sheets
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