Opioid News

August 13, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health has selected Woman’s Hospital in Baton Rouge and Slidell Memorial Hospital to participate in the Department’s Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome Pilot Project.
February 07, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Public Health, Bureau of Family Health issues this Request for Information (RFI) with the intent to identify birth facilities and affiliated improvement teams interested in designing and implementing a quality improvement pilot demonstration that will improve health, appropriate utilization of care, cost, and patient-centered outcomes associated with Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome.
December 12, 2018
The grant funds the Office’s Louisiana State Opioid Response Project, or LaSOR, to combat the state’s opioid crisis.
December 03, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health today released the recommendations of an expert panel on how to address the opioid epidemic in the state.
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.
July 05, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health is seeking public input on key strategies to address Louisiana’s opioid epidemic. Over the past month, the Department of Health, in collaboration with local human services agencies, has held public meetings around the state.
June 04, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health is seeking public input on key strategies to address Louisiana’s opioid epidemic. Over the next month, the Department of Health, in collaboration with local human services agencies, will hold a series of public meetings around the state.
May 30, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health is seeking public input on key strategies to address Louisiana’s opioid epidemic. Over the next month, the Department of Health, in collaboration with local human services agencies, will hold a series of public meetings around the state.
January 22, 2018
Dr. Rebekah Gee, secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health, has renewed the standing order for the life-saving medication Naloxone. Through this action, laypeople who are helping a person who has overdosed or who is at risk of an overdose on heroin, morphine or another opioid drug can continue to receive the lifesaving medication naloxone without having to get a direct prescription from a doctor.