LDH News

January 27, 2020
Working with the Louisiana Department of Health and its Office of Public Health, leaders in Acadiana have demonstrated the ability to plan for, respond to and recover from hazards, disasters and health emergencies.
January 27, 2020
Working with the Louisiana Department of Health and its Office of Public Health, leaders in Monroe and throughout the area have demonstrated the ability to plan for, respond to and recover from hazards, disasters and health emergencies.
January 24, 2020
Armed with sneakers, water bottles and a winning attitude, Louisianans are encouraged to rise to the challenge — the Own Your Own Health Challenge — as the 2020 program kicks off Monday, Jan. 27.
January 24, 2020
Lean Six Sigma training empowers its participants to lead their own teams, finding solutions to problems in their bureaus. The Department of Health's 14 advanced Lean Six Sigma graduates are now using their skills to reorganize processes, eliminate rework and rethink how team members do their jobs.
January 17, 2020
Office of Public Health Assistant Secretary Dr. Alexander Billioux writes: "Recently, I had the opportunity to speak before the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge on the state of healthcare in Louisiana, looking back on our accomplishments while keeping our eyes on the future. I’d like to share some of those achievements here with you."
January 14, 2020
Every year, sports enthusiasts across the state have the opportunity to showcase their athleticism in the Louisiana Governor’s Games. The 2020 Governor’s Games get underway this weekend with the New Orleans Blastoff, a girls’ volleyball competition.
January 09, 2020
The Louisiana Women, Infants and Children program has completed the transition from paper vouchers to electronic benefit transfer (EBT) cards. The WIC program began this transition in north Louisiana in July 2019 and completed the process statewide this month.
January 07, 2020
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.
January 06, 2020
Governor John Bel Edwards announced that he has accepted the resignation of Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rebekah Gee effective January 31. Gee has taken a new job, which will be announced by her employer at a later date.
January 03, 2020
Vaping is not safe. That's why the Louisiana Department of Health is recommending people stop using all vaping products — especially those being sold on the street or that have had substances added after their manufacture.
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