The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals works to protect and promote health and provides access to medical, preventive and rehabilitative services for the citizens in Louisiana. The department offers mental health and long-term care services. It conducts workshops and presentations on HIV and AIDS related topics. The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals provides immunization programs for the protection of children and adults from various communicable diseases. The department maintains birth, marriage and death records. It also provides training materials on various topics, such as workforce development, pressure ulcers and emergency preparedness. The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals offers tobacco prevention, sexually transmitted disease screening and nutritional counseling services. In addition, it provides food, pest control and community care programs.