LDH News

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.
January 10, 2019
Today, the Louisiana Department of Health released a solicitation for offers (SFO) to identify a pharmaceutical partner to negotiate unrestricted access to curative treatment for hepatitis C for Medicaid and incarcerated patients in Louisiana.
January 10, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health’s Office of Aging and Adult Services is seeking input from health care providers, the public and others as it develops strategies to reduce the waiting list for its Community Choices Waiver program and help people swiftly receive the care they need.
January 10, 2019
Louisiana will use the 'Netflix' model, with the goal of treating 10,000 people with hepatitis C in its Medicaid and prison population by 2020.
January 04, 2019
The Provider Visionary Opportunities to Increase Competitive Employment (VOICE) grant provides the Office of Behavioral Health with 100 hours of training and technical assistance needed to help people in the target population find meaningful jobs.
December 18, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health has declared an outbreak of hepatitis A in the state. Although most of the recent cases have been reported in Morehouse Parish, cases have been reported in other parts of the state.
December 18, 2018
The official kickoff of a new computer system in state government may not seem like the most dramatic story to come out of Baton Rouge, but it is an important step forward in one of the biggest programs in the budget.