LDH News

October 18, 2018
Researchers, academics, policy makers, health care experts and anyone else interested in Louisiana’s opioid problem now have one place to find detailed information about the scope of the epidemic. Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards along with the Louisiana Department of Health unveiled a website dedicated to data about opioids in the state.
October 17, 2018
The Department of Health wants to dispel myths and rumors associated with a recent confirmation of an ameba in a drinking water system. This "Myth vs. Fact" is a rundown of common misconceptions about Naegleria fowleri and drinking water in Louisiana.
October 15, 2018
With flu season starting, the Louisiana Department of Health is scheduling flu vaccination days in central Louisiana throughout October. These clinics will allow people to come in and get a flu shot at little or no cost to the patient.
October 10, 2018
With flu season starting, the Louisiana Department of Health is scheduling flu vaccination days to be held throughout the state. These one-day clinics will allow people to come in and get a flu shot at little or no cost to the patient.
October 01, 2018
“Many Louisiana communities have water systems with aging infrastructure as well as older homes. Both situations make it more likely to find lead in water due to old plumbing. When we designed this program, we fully expected to find some instance of elevated lead because we purposefully selected schools that had older pipes and plumbing. These results are extremely encouraging.”
September 28, 2018
Funding is now available to help local communities start new mosquito control programs. Using a one-time grant of $1 million 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, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health is hosting an opioid public forum, consisting of community-focused panels, at 8:30 a.m. October 5. The forum, supported by Capital Area Human Services District and faculty with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, will be held at the Tracy Center, 1800 South Acadian Thruway in Baton Rouge.
September 24, 2018
This week, the Louisiana Department of Health received over $24 million in grant funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to combat the opioid epidemic in the state of Louisiana.
September 21, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health Releases Comments Submitted by Healthcare Providers, Payers, Pharmaceutical Companies, and Others