The National Hansen's Disease Program is the epicenter of Hansen's disease (leprosy) care, research and information in the U.S. It cares for patients at its facility at the Ochsner Medical Center in Baton Rouge, oversees an ambulatory care network with 11 clinics in seven states and Puerto Rico,advances treatment and educates medical professionals about Hansen's disease, and conducts intramural Hansen's disease (leprosy) biomedical research.
The Center offers packets of information on Hansen's Disease for the public and for health professionals. The medical packet includes reprints from medical journals. Audiovisual materials are available on loan. Serial publication: The Star (newsletter), bimonthly--information on Hansen's Disease, produced by patients at the Center.
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