LDH News

December 05, 2019
The Department of Health submits a detailed monthly report to the Legislature that provides a comprehensive overview of Medicaid spending. The reports include projections for future revenues and expenditures for the given state fiscal year.
December 05, 2019
More Louisiana residents living with hepatitis C have been able to receive life-saving treatment because of Louisiana’s innovative payment model for the medications that cure this illness.
November 22, 2019
On Monday, the Louisiana Department of Health, just like many other state agencies, experienced a network outage and had to shut down all network computer traffic. The issue has been contained, and our teams have been working around the clock with the state Office of Technology Services to resolve the issue.
November 18, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health today confirmed the first death linked to a vaping-associated lung injury, or EVALI, in the state. Privacy laws prevent the release of further information about this individual.
November 15, 2019
With flu season in full swing in Louisiana, now is the time to get a flu shot. The Louisiana Department of Health is holding flu vaccination clinics in Amite, Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Thibodaux. These one-day clinics will allow people to come in and get a flu shot at no cost to the patient.
November 13, 2019
A new report issued by the Advisory Council on Heroin and Opioid Prevention and Education that reviews local and statewide data shows key improvements in the fight against the opioid epidemic, though opioids killed more people in 2018 than in years prior. The report indicates there were 455 opioid-related deaths in 2018.
November 05, 2019
Interest in e-cigarettes is growing among Louisiana’s middle school and high school students, despite deaths across the country attributed to vaping, according to a new survey.
November 01, 2019
With flu season already in full swing in Louisiana, now is the time to get a flu shot. The Louisiana Department of Health is holding a flu vaccination clinic in Lake Charles from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. November 8. This one-day clinic will make it easy for people protect themselves from the flu by getting a flu shot at no cost.