Public Health

May 24, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health’s Office of Public Health has updated its disease reporting requirements to help the state tackle three diseases that cause significant illness, including death: HIV, syphilis and hepatitis C. This reporting change requires the reporting of all test results of these conditions.
May 03, 2019
With the number of reported measles cases reaching the highest point this century, officials with the Louisiana Department of Health are urging people to get vaccinated. The United States is currently experiencing its worst outbreak of measles since the disease was considered eliminated in 2000, and the worst in 25 years. So far, over 700 people in 22 states have contracted the illness. They were all unvaccinated.
April 30, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health is holding a health clinic day for teenagers, aged 13 to 19, at the Calcaseiu Parish Health Unit, 3236 Kirkman St. in Lake Charles, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2019.
April 11, 2019
The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to obtain competitive proposals from qualified Proposers who are interested in providing consultative services.
April 03, 2019
Many people struggle to find the right words to start the conversation about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). April is Louisiana STD Awareness Month, with the theme of “Start the Conversation — About STDs.” Its slogan is, “It doesn’t matter how, it just matters that you do. Start the conversation!”
April 02, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health’s Office of Public Health is sponsoring a community-wide presentation of the County Health Rankings from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 3 on the second floor of the Rapides Foundation Building, 1101 Fourth St. #200, Alexandria.
April 02, 2019
“Accreditation demonstrates that the state health department has been rigorously examined and meets or exceeds national standards that promote continuous quality improvement for public health,” said Dr. Alexander Billioux, assistant secretary of the Office of Public Health.
March 29, 2019
During National Public Health Week, health departments and other healthcare entities around the country celebrate the power of prevention, advocate for health and fair policies, share strategies for successful partnerships and champion the role of a strong public health system.
March 14, 2019
The cities of New Orleans and Baton Rouge are joining with the Louisiana Department of Health in pledging their support for the U=U Campaign. In February, LDH Secretary Dr. Rebekah Gee gave the Department’s support for the campaign.
February 25, 2019
February is American Heart Health Month and an important time to highlight the importance of efforts to improve heart health in Louisiana. Over the past year, the Louisiana Department of Health’s Well-Ahead Louisiana initiative within the Office of Public Health, in collaboration with other partners across the state, received technical assistance and guidance through a grant from the National Governors Association (NGA) to focus on improving heart health in Louisiana.