LDH News

December 03, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health today released the recommendations of an expert panel on how to address the opioid epidemic in the state.
November 29, 2018
This week, health and community organizations around the state will join with the Louisiana Department of Health to shed light on the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Louisiana as part of NOLA HIV/AIDS Awareness Week and World AIDS Day. Events will be held from November 30 through December 1 throughout the state to make an effort to remove the stigma surrounding these diseases and to slow the epidemic in Louisiana by sharing education about resources for testing and treatment. 
November 28, 2018
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.
November 15, 2018
Effective this week, and after more than three years of planning, development, and testing the Louisiana Department of Health has launched a new automated system for Medicaid eligibility and enrollment. This updated IT infrastructure will improve customer service, boost efficiency, and increase the accuracy of Medicaid eligibility decisions.
November 15, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health is proud to recognize the innovation, quality of care and dedication of rural health professionals and organizations on National Rural Health Day.
November 15, 2018
This week, the Louisiana Department of Health launched a new Medicaid eligibility and enrollment system. The new system will improve customer service, boost efficiency and create a more accurate and immediate approval process.
November 13, 2018
Today, the Louisiana Legislative Auditor released a report evaluating the Department of Health’s process of using wage data to determine the eligibility of the Medicaid expansion population.
November 13, 2018
Two departments of state government that serve children, families and citizens who need health care are doing a tremendous job for which they don’t always get the credit they deserve.
November 08, 2018
Residents in Sabine Parish and parts of Natchitoches Parish will receive cleaner, safer drinking water thanks to $2.6 million in improvements that are being made to the Sabine Parish Waterworks District #1
October 25, 2018
A training program to reduce the incidence of pressure ulcers in Louisiana nursing facilities has resulted in some dramatic improvements, moving the state from 50th in the United States in 2016 to 42nd in the first quarter of 2018.