LDH News

August 20, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health today reported the first human cases of West Nile virus for this year. These initial cases are listed in this year’s first weekly Arboviral Report and shows nine WNV infections.
August 19, 2019
All substance use disorder providers and clinic staff are invited to participate in opioid use disorder treatment training offered by the Office of Behavioral Health. Training is scheduled for August 26 in the New Orleans area and on August 28 in the Baton Rouge area. Click here for more information.
August 15, 2019
This comprehensive, evidence-based and action-oriented plan seeks to guide efforts to achieve elimination of the virus as a public health threat in Louisiana by the end of 2024.
August 13, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health has selected Woman’s Hospital in Baton Rouge and Slidell Memorial Hospital to participate in the Department’s Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome Pilot Project.
August 12, 2019
Annual reports from Louisiana's Medicaid program (Bureau of Health Services Financing).
August 08, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health has reopened the Vermilion Bay-area molluscan shellfish growing waters, Areas 27 and 28.
August 08, 2019
With the beginning of school right around the corner, the Louisiana Department of Health is reminding residents that immunization records are available online, and at no cost, without the need to contact a healthcare provider at LA.MyIR.net.
August 05, 2019
Today, the Louisiana Department of Health announced its intent to contract with four Medicaid managed care organizations following a state bid process that began in February when the Department issued a request for proposals.
August 02, 2019
Dr. Rebekah Gee, secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health, was recognized last night by Modern Healthcare as one of its 2019 Women Leaders to Watch in Healthcare.
July 31, 2019
Fewer Louisianans report that they have to put off seeing a doctor or that they are unable to take their medications as prescribed thanks to Louisiana’s Medicaid expansion, according to a Tulane University study released today by Gov. Edwards and the Louisiana Department of Health.