LDH News

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 25, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health is requesting proposals from managed care companies for the state’s Medicaid managed care program. The state’s current Medicaid-managed care contracts will expire on Dec. 31, 2019 with the new contracts procured through this RFP beginning January 2020.
February 22, 2019
Louisiana was recognized this week by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for implementing best practices aimed at eliminating waste, fraud and abuse in state Medicaid programs. Louisiana is one of only eight states to receive this honor.
February 20, 2019
The new online Public Records Request Portal gives users the opportunity to submit public records requests, track their records requests and view an archive of all publicly-accessed records.
February 19, 2019
Dr. Rebekah Gee, secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health, has been recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of its 2019 Women Leaders to Watch in Healthcare.
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
Three members of the Louisiana Department of Health’s leadership team have been selected for participation in opportunities to make an impact at the state and federal level.
January 31, 2019
Today, the Pediatria Healthcare for Kids in Baton Rouge announced it would close its facility on Airline Highway after its provisional license expired. The clinic serves 23 patients, who are all being helped by the Louisiana Department of Health to find alternative care providers. 
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 22, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health’s Office of Behavioral Health will be holding a series of regional meetings, or listening tour.