Department

May 27, 2015
The summer months are here, which means many of us will soon be laying out on the beach, near the pool or by the lake. Getting too much sun is the last thing you want on your mind while relaxing by the water, but it is important to protect yourself and your family from potentially dangerous UV rays while enjoying the weather.
May 26, 2015
The Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum and the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) announced the formation of a Consumer Advisory Council today that will engage Louisiana residents in the use of health information technology (IT) to improve health and health care quality in the state.
May 22, 2015
As temperatures increase, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) urges families to adopt heat safety measures while enjoying the summer sun - especially for children. Through the Louisiana Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) program, DHH is able to provide health professionals and community members with information and supplies to help prevent and prepare for pediatric medical emergencies, such as heat illness. The department urges parents to protect children enjoying outdoor activities during hotter months. National EMS Week is recognized May 17 -23, 2015.
May 20, 2015
Summertime is here, which means Louisiana families are already starting to get active and enjoy the water. Whether you are taking a trip to a lake, going for a dip in the pool or just pulling out the water-based yard toys, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) advises you to take precautions to keep yourself and your family safe from risks associated with water activities such as drowning and infection from germs.
May 06, 2015
The purpose of this RFP is to solicit proposals from vendors to design, implement, and maintain a core Enterprise Architecture (EA) for the Office of Technology Services and to provide on-going operational governance of the proposed solution. While the proposed solution will serve initially as the technical infrastructure for the modernization of the Department of Health and Hospital’s core Medicaid functions, proposers should also frame their solution as part of a wider-scale, statewide initiative to consolidate IT infrastructures and assets. The State anticipates the incorporation of other agency programs into the architecture, such as the modernization of the Child Welfare system, TANF, SNAP, and child support systems, in the relative near future after implementation.
April 22, 2015
As summer quickly approaches, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) wants to remind you to take the necessary precautions and protect yourself and your family from West Nile. Louisiana has seen a lot of rain this April, so one of the most important steps you can take now is to check around your home for standing water.
April 20, 2015
April 18 - 25 is National Infant Immunization Week, and this year the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) Shots for Tots program is partnering with Louisiana Walmart stores to promote infant immunization. Each Walmart pharmacy will display a banner promoting the importance of getting immunized and include immunization schedules as inserts in all prescriptions filled during the week.