Public Health

July 02, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health today announced that fewer people have been diagnosed with an HIV infection in the past year than in any of the previous 10 years.
June 26, 2019
“This new model has the potential to save many lives and improve the health of our citizens. It is an important day for our state, for our partner Asegua Therapeutics, for providers, but most importantly for the patients and their families who will benefit from treatment,” said Governor Edwards.
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.
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 03, 2019
With the number of reported measles cases reaching the highest point this century, officials with the Louisiana Department of Health are urging people to get vaccinated. The United States is currently experiencing its worst outbreak of measles since the disease was considered eliminated in 2000, and the worst in 25 years. So far, over 700 people in 22 states have contracted the illness. They were all unvaccinated.
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.