Public Health

June 17, 2015
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals’ (DHH) Beach Monitoring Program monitors coastal waters throughout the summer to help keep residents safe.
June 11, 2015
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) is urging individuals traveling to the Caribbean this summer to be wary of mosquitoes, which may transmit the chikungunya virus (CHIKV), while on their trip. The chikungunya virus is also being spread in parts of Asia, Africa, Europe and the Indian and Pacific Oceans.
June 11, 2015
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to work with the World Health Organization (WHO) and other partners to closely monitor Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) globally, including the cases of MERS-CoV infection recently reported by China and the Republic of Korea, to better understand the risks to public health. The purpose of this HAN Advisory is to provide updated guidance to state health departments and healthcare providers in the evaluation of patients for MERS-CoV infection, which have been revised in light of the current situation in the Republic of Korea.
June 08, 2015
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH), Office of Public Health (OPH), Bureau of Family Health (BFH) is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for qualified proposers to conduct statewide social marketing and multimedia outreach services to promote the health of Louisiana’s women of childbearing age in order to ultimately impact maternal and infant mortality and morbidity.
June 03, 2015
Hurricane season officially began Monday, June 1, and the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) encourages Louisianans to begin planning for potential storms and to sign up as a volunteer to assist during a crisis.
May 27, 2015
The summer months are here, which means many of us will soon be laying out on the beach, near the pool or by the lake. Getting too much sun is the last thing you want on your mind while relaxing by the water, but it is important to protect yourself and your family from potentially dangerous UV rays while enjoying the weather.
May 20, 2015
Summertime is here, which means Louisiana families are already starting to get active and enjoy the water. Whether you are taking a trip to a lake, going for a dip in the pool or just pulling out the water-based yard toys, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) advises you to take precautions to keep yourself and your family safe from risks associated with water activities such as drowning and infection from germs.
May 19, 2015
The Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals, Office of Public Health issues this Request for Information (RFI) with the intent to determine interested and qualified vendors for providing the following activities related to the prevention of STD and HIV infections, the provision of services for HIV-infected persons, as well as clinical services and treatment for persons infected with syphilis, chlamydia and/or gonorrhea, and to monitor the STD and HIV epidemics over time.
April 22, 2015
As summer quickly approaches, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) wants to remind you to take the necessary precautions and protect yourself and your family from West Nile. Louisiana has seen a lot of rain this April, so one of the most important steps you can take now is to check around your home for standing water.
April 20, 2015
April 18 - 25 is National Infant Immunization Week, and this year the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) Shots for Tots program is partnering with Louisiana Walmart stores to promote infant immunization. Each Walmart pharmacy will display a banner promoting the importance of getting immunized and include immunization schedules as inserts in all prescriptions filled during the week.