LDH News

June 21, 2019
The screenings are for HIV, hepatitis C and syphilis. They are set for June 24-27, leading up to National HIV Testing Day.
June 21, 2019
An algal bloom is the rapid growth of algae on the surface of the water. The Department is advising people to avoid contact, including swimming, with blue-green algae as exposure can be harmful for some people.
June 11, 2019
With the legalization of CBD, the Louisiana Department of Health will take an active role in the regulation of the product. Today, the Department has the responsibility of permitting manufacturers and registering labels for wholesale food and drug products.
June 10, 2019
The Department of Health submits a detailed monthly report to the Legislature that provides a comprehensive overview of Medicaid spending. The reports include projections for future revenues and expenditures for the given state fiscal year.
June 06, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health is co-sponsoring a symposium to provide important information about environmental impacts on children’s health, which will be held in New Orleans. Sessions are planned for healthcare providers, academics, community health workers, policymakers, social workers and community leaders.
June 03, 2019
This month, the Louisiana Department of Health’s Office of Public Health, Walgreens and other local health agencies will be holding 43 screening opportunities for sexually transmitted infections, or STI screenings.
May 24, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health’s Office of Public Health has updated its disease reporting requirements to help the state tackle three diseases that cause significant illness, including death: HIV, syphilis and hepatitis C. This reporting change requires the reporting of all test results of these conditions.
May 20, 2019
In its most recent audit, the Louisiana Legislative Auditor reviewed the Louisiana Department of Health and identified a data systems issue that resulted in information not transmitted to the Department from its Medicaid managed care organizations.
May 13, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health’s Office of Behavioral Health has formed an advisory committee of stakeholders to assist in the development of a rating system for addiction treatment programs. Once complete, patients will be able to rate their providers and the ratings will be available publically giving patients another way to participate and make informed decisions about their care.
May 10, 2019
This Mother’s Day, the Louisiana Department of Health and the Louisiana Perinatal Quality Collaborative, including 35 birthing hospitals throughout the state, are recommitting to a movement to prevent unexpected outcomes of childbirth that may cause harm to a new mother.