Behavioral Health

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.
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.
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.