Behavioral Health

August 07, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Behavioral Health and Louisiana Public Health Institute present the 2018 Behavioral Health Symposium: Changing Practice, Changing Lives.
July 17, 2018
The purpose of this RFP is to solicit proposals from qualified proposers who will provide coordination, administration, and management of specialized behavioral health services to Louisiana Medicaid children and youth eligible for, or enrolled in, the Coordinated System of Care (CSoC).
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 06, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH), Office of Behavioral Health (OBH), Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System(ELMHS), and Central Louisiana State Hospital (CLSH), is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for qualified proposers to provide supplemental nursing services for one or both of the designated facilities, ELMHS and CLSH.
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.
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.
February 08, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health is seeking proposals to expand the number of statewide Family Support Organization Providers to provide greater choice to families.
December 21, 2017
The annual Synar Report describes the progress Louisiana and other states have made in enforcing youth tobacco access laws and future plans to reduce youth tobacco access rates as required by the federal Public Health Service Act [42 U.S.C. 300x–26]. The law requires all states to have in effect a law making it unlawful for any manufacturer, retailer, or distributor of tobacco products to sell or distribute any such product to any individual under the age of 18, and to conduct random, unannounced inspections to ensure compliance with the law. States are required to report this information annually to the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP).
November 13, 2017
New data from the Louisiana Department of Health and the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy show there are fewer opioids being prescribed since Medicaid expansion began in July 2016.