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.
February 07, 2019
An increase in measles cases in the U.S. has been identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Although cases of Measles have not yet spread to Louisiana, we want clinicians to be on the lookout. Measles is still common in many parts of the world, including some countries in Europe, Asia, the Pacific, and Africa.
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.