LDH News

October 03, 2017
Funding is now available to help local communities start new mosquito control programs. Using a one-time grant of $500,000 from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Louisiana Department of Health is now offering funding to local governments to help them establish new mosquito control programs.
September 27, 2017
Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that the Louisiana Department of Health will utilize new and expanded federal grants to continue implementing innovative, effective strategies for combating the opioid problem in Louisiana. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded nearly $1 million for ongoing data collection, tracking and analysis of opioid-related overdoses statewide.
September 13, 2017
The Louisiana Department of Health has awarded a $2.31 million loan to the DeSoto Parish Waterworks District No. 1. The loan is through the State’s Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund, and will help the District improve its drinking water system.
September 08, 2017
Over the past 18 months, the Louisiana Department of Health, under the leadership of the new administration, has taken several actions to improve its laboratory claims payment system.
September 05, 2017
The Louisiana Department of Health has provided these vaccine recommendations to health care providers throughout Louisiana.
August 30, 2017
The Louisiana Department of Health will reopen all molluscan shellfish growing waters, Areas 1-28, effective 30 minutes before sunrise on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. The areas had previously been closed as a precaution due to adverse weather conditions from Tropical Storm Harvey.
August 29, 2017
The Louisiana Department of Health will close all molluscan shellfish growing waters, Areas 1-28, effective at sunset on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. This is a precautionary closure due to the adverse weather conditions from Tropical Storm Harvey.
August 22, 2017
Well-Ahead Louisiana, an initiative of the Louisiana Department of Health, was recently honored with the prestigious Wellness Frontiers Award from the Healthcare Leadership Council.
August 03, 2017
The new school year is almost here, but will your child be ready? Besides shopping for supplies, the back-to-school checklist should include making sure your child has an up-to-date immunization record. The Louisiana Department of Health reminds parents that ensuring children have received their necessary vaccinations is not only important, it's the law.
August 02, 2017
Youth with significant mental health challenges and their families are shown to have improved outcomes when they are linked to peer support services.