LDH News

April 04, 2019
Throughout April, the Louisiana Department of Health’s Bureau of Minority Health Access and Promotions is co-sponsoring the national Active and Healthy Challenge that encourages individuals, especially racial and ethnic minorities, to work physical activity into their daily and weekly schedules.
April 03, 2019
Many people struggle to find the right words to start the conversation about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). April is Louisiana STD Awareness Month, with the theme of “Start the Conversation — About STDs.” Its slogan is, “It doesn’t matter how, it just matters that you do. Start the conversation!”
April 02, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health’s Office of Public Health is sponsoring a community-wide presentation of the County Health Rankings from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 3 on the second floor of the Rapides Foundation Building, 1101 Fourth St. #200, Alexandria.
April 02, 2019
“Accreditation demonstrates that the state health department has been rigorously examined and meets or exceeds national standards that promote continuous quality improvement for public health,” said Dr. Alexander Billioux, assistant secretary of the Office of Public Health.
April 01, 2019
“Effective April 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019, recipients with a household income of less than or equal to $800 per month will not be subject to a pharmacy copay. For full text of the emergency rule, please click here.”
March 29, 2019
During National Public Health Week, health departments and other healthcare entities around the country celebrate the power of prevention, advocate for health and fair policies, share strategies for successful partnerships and champion the role of a strong public health system.
March 27, 2019
This system electronically records and documents precisely the type of service performed, the individual receiving the service, the date of the service, the location of service delivery, the individual providing the service, and the time the service begins and ends.
March 26, 2019
The Department of Health and Department of Corrections will now establish a contract with Asegua Therapeutics to make its medication, the authorized generic of Epclusa® (sofosbuvir/velpatasvir tablets), available to hepatitis C patients enrolled in Medicaid and to treat incarcerated patients over the next five years.
March 22, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health is accepting comments through 11:59 p.m. CST on March 29, 2019 on developing a vision for a modern and comprehensive crisis system of care.