LDH News

September 12, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health is awarding two $250,000 grants to establish mosquito abatement districts in St. Mary and Assumption parishes. The grants, sub-awards of a larger grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will allow these parishes to start in-house mosquito abatement districts.
September 10, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health has secured grant funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for East Baton Rouge Parish Mosquito and Rodent Control District to purchase a tire shredder. The $605,000 grant covers the cost of the shredder, installation and training.
September 10, 2018
Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards commented on Attorney General Jeff Landry’s unilateral decision to enter the state of Louisiana into a lawsuit that eliminates health care protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Today, the attorney general appeared on CNN to discuss his effort. During the interview, he made clear that prior to joining the lawsuit, he did not have a plan in place to ensure insurance companies do not deny coverage for the 849,000 people in Louisiana who could lose health care because they have a pre-existing condition.
September 10, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health announced today that State Medicaid Director Jen Steele is one of six Medicaid directors from around the country to participate in the Medicaid Leadership Institute.
September 06, 2018
Today, the Louisiana Department of Health released a new report on maternal mortality in Louisiana. Maternal mortality is a pregnancy-related death occurring up to 42 days following the end of a pregnancy. The report includes recommendations made by an expert maternal mortality review committee to guide improvements in maternal health in Louisiana.
September 06, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health has reopened the New Orleans-area molluscan shellfish growing waters, Areas 1, 2 and 3 effective at sunrise today, September 6, 2018. The areas have previously been closed as a precaution due to adverse weather conditions from Tropical Storm Gordon.
September 04, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health will close New Orleans-area molluscan shellfish growing waters, Areas 1, 2 and 3, effective at sunset today, September 4, 2018. This is a precautionary closure due to the adverse weather conditions from Tropical Storm Gordon.
August 31, 2018
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August 22, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health is urging the state’s residents to take precautions to guard against West Nile Virus after Louisiana has reported the most cases of the virus in the country.
August 20, 2018
Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards praised a report showing that the number of residents who are uninsured has fallen to half of what it was in 2015 and more Louisianans are getting better access to care since Louisiana expanded Medicaid, according to the 2017 Louisiana Health Insurance Survey.