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Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals | Kathy Kliebert, Secretary

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Genetic Diseases and Lead Poisoning Prevention

The Louisiana Genetic Diseases Program was established in 1981 through a federal grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The purpose of the program continues to be the operation of a comprehensive newborn heel stick screening program meeting national standards as well as to ensure access to genetic evaluation and counseling to residents in all areas of Louisiana.

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