Public Health

February 18, 2019
Flu season is reaching its peak in Louisiana, with flu activity spiking over the last week. Because of this, the Louisiana Department of Health is encouraging Louisianans to catch beads, and not the flu, this Mardi Gras season.
February 12, 2019
The purpose of this Solicitation for Offers (SFO) is to obtain competitive Offers from qualified pharmaceutical manufacturers who are interested in providing a commitment to enter into contract negotiations that obligate the successful Manufacturer(s) to deliver at least: (a) an unrestricted supply of direct-acting antiviral (DAA) medications each year for the term of the resulting contract (b) at an annual cost not to exceed the Total State Spend on hepatitis C medications in the Medicaid population, estimated to be $30 million dollars, and the Total State Spend on hepatitis C medications in the Corrections population, estimated to be $5 million dollars, for State Fiscal Year 2018; and (c) any additional complementary services that such manufacturer(s) deem necessary and appropriate to promote the strategies of the Hepatitis C Statewide Elimination Program, reproduced below.
February 07, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Public Health, Bureau of Family Health issues this Request for Information (RFI) with the intent to identify birth facilities and affiliated improvement teams interested in designing and implementing a quality improvement pilot demonstration that will improve health, appropriate utilization of care, cost, and patient-centered outcomes associated with Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome.
January 31, 2019
The Louisiana Perinatal Quality Collaborative, made up of 31 birthing facilities from around the state, met in Lafayette earlier this month for the second learning session of the Reducing Maternal Morbidity initiative. This work is aimed at reducing severe medical complications from bleeding or severely elevated blood pressure during and after the birth process. These complications, known as maternal morbidity, are unexpected outcomes of labor and delivery that result in short- or long-term consequences to a woman's health.
January 24, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health/Bureau of Community Preparedness is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for qualified proposers to provide medical teams for medical care in a shelter environment. The result of this contract will be a Contractor providing team-coverage at pre-identified Medical Special Needs Shelter(s) in the State. The RFP document is linked below.
January 10, 2019
Today, the Louisiana Department of Health released a solicitation for offers (SFO) to identify a pharmaceutical partner to negotiate unrestricted access to curative treatment for hepatitis C for Medicaid and incarcerated patients in Louisiana.
December 18, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health has declared an outbreak of hepatitis A in the state. Although most of the recent cases have been reported in Morehouse Parish, cases have been reported in other parts of the state.
December 12, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health will be holding a special one-day flu vaccination promotion on Thursday, December 13 from 2 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at various parish health units around the state. These vaccinations are available at no cost to the patient and allow people an easy way to get flu shots.
December 05, 2018
The flu vaccine is readily available for both children and adults throughout the state at healthcare providers and community pharmacies. In addition, the Louisiana Department of Health is making flu shots available at parish health units to allow people an easy way to get flu shots at no cost to the patient. A special one-day flu shot promotion will be held Thursday, December 13 from 2 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
November 08, 2018
Residents in Sabine Parish and parts of Natchitoches Parish will receive cleaner, safer drinking water thanks to $2.6 million in improvements that are being made to the Sabine Parish Waterworks District #1