Public Health

April 30, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health is holding a health clinic day for teenagers, aged 13 to 19, at the Calcaseiu Parish Health Unit, 3236 Kirkman St. in Lake Charles, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2019.
April 11, 2019
The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to obtain competitive proposals from qualified Proposers who are interested in providing consultative services.
April 03, 2019
Many people struggle to find the right words to start the conversation about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). April is Louisiana STD Awareness Month, with the theme of “Start the Conversation — About STDs.” Its slogan is, “It doesn’t matter how, it just matters that you do. Start the conversation!”
April 02, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health’s Office of Public Health is sponsoring a community-wide presentation of the County Health Rankings from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 3 on the second floor of the Rapides Foundation Building, 1101 Fourth St. #200, Alexandria.
April 02, 2019
“Accreditation demonstrates that the state health department has been rigorously examined and meets or exceeds national standards that promote continuous quality improvement for public health,” said Dr. Alexander Billioux, assistant secretary of the Office of Public Health.
March 29, 2019
During National Public Health Week, health departments and other healthcare entities around the country celebrate the power of prevention, advocate for health and fair policies, share strategies for successful partnerships and champion the role of a strong public health system.
March 14, 2019
The cities of New Orleans and Baton Rouge are joining with the Louisiana Department of Health in pledging their support for the U=U Campaign. In February, LDH Secretary Dr. Rebekah Gee gave the Department’s support for the campaign.
February 25, 2019
February is American Heart Health Month and an important time to highlight the importance of efforts to improve heart health in Louisiana. Over the past year, the Louisiana Department of Health’s Well-Ahead Louisiana initiative within the Office of Public Health, in collaboration with other partners across the state, received technical assistance and guidance through a grant from the National Governors Association (NGA) to focus on improving heart health in Louisiana.
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.