Behavioral Health

August 10, 2009
Baton Rouge – Secretary Alan Levine of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals today announced appointments to the Office of Behavioral Health Implementation Advisory Committee. Created by Act 384 following this year’s regular legislative session, the Office of Behavioral Health will consolidate the existing Office for Addictive Disorders and Office of Mental Health. The committee also held their first meeting today in Baton Rouge.
July 17, 2009
NEW ORLEANS— As part of its ongoing plan to bolster and transform the public mental health system in the New Orleans area and the state, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals will soon open two, new community-based clinics in the city; add new, high-end child/adolescent outpatient services to its network; and move inpatient services from a state hospital in Uptown to one in St. Tammany Parish.
July 07, 2009
BATON ROUGE— Gov. Bobby Jindal today signed into law HB 837, which will improve and strengthen the planning and delivery system for mental health and addictive disorder services. House Bill 837 creates the Office of Behavioral Health within the Department of Health and Hospitals by merging two existing offices, the Office for Addictive Disorders and the Office of Mental Health.
May 04, 2009
Children in Crisis: Promising Strategies, Promising Solutions
February 26, 2009
Baton Rouge – A 2008 study conducted for the Department of Health and Hospitals revealed as many as 100,000 Louisiana citizens struggle with problem gambling every day.
January 03, 2009
This report summarizes the findings from the 2008 Louisiana Caring Communities Youth Survey (CCYS), a survey of 6th, 8th, 10th, and 12th grade students conducted in the fall of 2008 and January of 2009.
January 03, 2009
The Louisiana CCYS was originally designed to assess students’ involvement in a specific set of problem behaviors, as well as their exposure to a set of scientifically validated risk and protective factors identified in the Risk and Protective Factor Model of adolescent problem behaviors.
January 03, 2009
This report summarizes the findings from the 2008 Louisiana Caring Communities Youth Survey (CCYS), a survey of 6th, 8th, 10th, and 12th grade students conducted in the fall of 2008 and January of 2009. The results for the State of Louisiana are presented along with comparisons to past years results for State of Louisiana.
January 03, 2009
These reports summarize the findings from the 2008 Louisiana Caring Communities Youth Survey (CCYS), a survey of 6th, 8th, 10th, and 12th grade students conducted in the fall of 2008 and January of 2009.
December 16, 2008
The Department of Health and Hospitals issued a response today to the Public Affairs Research Councils brief on Louisiana Health First, a broad effort to overhaul the states health care system for the poor and uninsured.