Youth and Young Adult Health in Shreveport, Louisiana: 2021 Survey Results
Young people ages 15 to 24 in the Shreveport region deserve access to quality and comprehensive health services and education, however, many experience negative health outcomes that may be related to the conditions in which they live, work, and play. In order to address the health concerns of young people in the area, Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI) conducted a one-year landscape assessment to identify the existing resources, gaps in services, major health concerns for this age group, the challenges in addressing health outcomes, and the opportunities for improving the overall health of young people in the region.
Overall, mental health and sexual health were of the greatest concern for young people in the region. The assessment was conducted amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which has exacerbated underlying mental health concerns and the effects of trauma on the mental well-being of young people. Mental health was mentioned as a top concern by every stakeholder type. Young people felt overwhelmingly as though there are not enough resources to support mental health and that there were few places to turn for services.
2018 Full Report
The Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI) carried out a representative survey of 1,197 parents across the state in 2018 to understand what Louisiana parents know, believe, and perceive about school-based sex education.
LPHI also conducted 32 in-depth interviews with parents, young people, faith leaders, and educators in the Greater New Orleans area (Public Health Region 1), the River Parishes area (Public Health Region 3), Northwest Louisiana (Public Health Region 7), and Northeast Louisiana (Public Health Region 8). The follow up survey was designed to confirm our 2016 parent survey findings, and the interviews to better understand the relationship between parents’ support for sex education and their religion, faith, and political identity.
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2016 Full Report
In 2016, the Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI) and the Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies (IWES) surveyed a representative sample of 600 Louisiana parents and caregivers to discover what Louisiana parents know, believe and perceive about school-based sex education. Click the button below to read the full report and download a copy.
Statewide Fact Sheet
This easy to download, printable PDF includes statistics, definitions, and survey results to prepare you with information to present to legislators.
Region 1 Fact Sheet
Public health Region 1 is inclusive of Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, and Plaquemines Parishes.
Region 2 Fact Sheet
Public Health Region 2 is inclusive of Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Pointe Coupee, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana Parishes
Region 3 Fact Sheet
Public Health Region 3 is inclusive of Lafourche, St. Charles, St. John, St. James, Assumption, St. Mary, and Terrebonne Parishes.
Region 4 Fact Sheet
Public Health Region 4 is inclusive of Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, and Vermilion Parishes
Region 5 Fact Sheet
Public Health Region 5 is inclusive of Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, and Jefferson Davis Parishes
Region 6 Fact Sheet
Public Health Region 6 is inclusive of Avoyelles, Catahoula, Concordia, Grant, LaSalle, Rapides, Vernon, and Winn Parishes
Region 7 Fact Sheet
Public Health Region 7 is inclusive of Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne, De Soto, Natchitoches, Red River, Sabine, and Webster Parishes
Region 8 Fact Sheet
Public Health Region 8 is inclusive of Tensas, Franklin, Caldwell, Jackson, Lincoln, Union, Ouachita, More- house, Richland, West Carroll, East Carroll, and Madison Parishes