Department News

March 15, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health is making mosquito-fighting equipment and pesticides available to some towns, cities, parishes, tribes and other governmental entities that do not operate surveillance-based mosquito control programs.
March 13, 2018
Today, Gov. John Bel. Edwards joined officials in the town of St. Joseph, LA to unveil the new Comprehensive Water Distribution System Replacement Project and lifted the public health emergency declaration.
March 12, 2018
Louisiana Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rebekah Gee will be attending the March 15 forum in Lafayette.
March 08, 2018
Gambling addiction plagues thousands of Louisianans, putting a strain on not only themselves but also their families, friends, co-workers and society as a whole. Any urge to continuously gamble despite harmful negative consequences or a desire to stop is considered problem gambling.
March 07, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health Office of Public Health has recently launched an online service which provides Louisianans easy access to test privately owned water wells for biological contaminants.
March 05, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health is seeking input from health care providers, health plans, the public and others as the State moves towards improving its Medicaid managed care program. Those who are interested in learning more about the department’s plans are invited to attend public forums that are scheduled at seven locations throughout March.
March 01, 2018
Opioid-related hospitalizations drop in states that expanded Medicaid
February 26, 2018
In an audit released today, the Legislative Auditor confirmed the Louisiana Department of Health’s on-going investigations of JABA Enterprises, LLC (JABA) for improperly billing the State for Medicaid services.
February 22, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health’s Office of Public Health awarded a $550,000 loan to the Town of Sunset through the State’s Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund.  The low-interest subsidized loan will help improve the Town of Sunset’s Water System.
February 14, 2018
Due to widespread flu activity remaining throughout Louisiana, the Louisiana Department of Health will continue to offer flu vaccines at no cost at Parish Health Units across the state while supplies last. The vaccine is available to anyone who has not yet received a vaccine this flu season.