Behavioral Health

March 01, 2019
Gov. John Bel Edwards has proclaimed March 2019 as Problem Gambling Awareness Month in Louisiana. The month-long observance promotes awareness of the resources available to those experiencing problems with gambling.
February 28, 2019
Louisiana has been chosen as one of a select group of states to partner with Shatterproof, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to ending addiction, on the development and implementation of a rating system for addiction treatment programs. The state joins Massachusetts and New York, both of which have joined the pilot project in recent weeks.
January 23, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH), Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) is issuing a Request for Information (RFI) for qualified proposers to provide Statewide Self-Supportive Recovery Homes for Individuals on Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT).
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 09, 2019
The charge of Act 158 of the 2015 Regular Legislative Session was to provide transparency relative to Medicaid managed care programs. Within the Office of Behavioral Health (OBH), this involves the Coordinated System of Care (CSoC) program.
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 28, 2018
Annually, the Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Behavioral Health is required to prepare an annual report of all administrative rulemaking procedures taken over the past year and submit the report to the House Committee on Health and Welfare and the Senate Committee on Health and Welfare.
December 21, 2018
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).
December 04, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health’s Office of Behavioral Health is introducing a new initiative to expand access to evidence-based practices in behavioral health.
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.