Public Health

April 25, 2017
Louisiana, including Caddo Parish, consistently experiences some of the highest rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the United States. The most recent studies by the CDC, 2015 data, show Louisiana has the highest rate in the nation for primary and secondary syphilis and the highest gonorrhea rate. Further, among the top 70 counties/parishes in the U.S., Caddo is ranked 59.
April 25, 2017
The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH), STD/HIV Program, is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for qualified proposers to provide pharmacy benefits management services through a comprehensive network of pharmacies, to eligible clients residing in all 64 parishes in Louisiana.
April 10, 2017
During the month of March, Well-Ahead Louisiana, an initiative of the Louisiana Department of Health; the Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living; and The Rapides Foundation partnered to celebrate Kick Butts Day in different locations throughout Louisiana.
March 23, 2017
The Louisiana Department of Health recently awarded a $1,920,000 loan to the Holmesville Water System through the State’s Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund. This low-interest subsidized loan will help improve Holmesville’s water system.
March 23, 2017
The purpose of this RFP is to solicit proposals from qualified proposers that will provide readiness and response for emergency support staff augmentation to LDH during a declared state of emergency.
March 16, 2017
The Louisiana Department of Health reports that cases of mumps are beginning to appear in Louisiana. As of Wednesday, there have been 12 cases* of mumps reported by the LDH Office of Public Health.
March 11, 2017
This is a message from the Louisiana Department of Health Emergency Operations Center (LDH EOC). Please share and distribute with relevant stakeholders and partners through your own distribution channels.
March 09, 2017
The rate of babies born with syphilis is rising in Louisiana, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC found the rate of congenital syphilis rose by 6% nationwide between 2014 and 2015. Director of the Bureau of Infectious Diseases for the Office of Public Health, Dr. DeAnn Gruber, says the problem is even worse in Louisiana.
March 06, 2017
Well-Ahead Louisiana, an initiative of the Louisiana Department of Health, the Louisiana Restaurant Association and Oschner’s Eat Fit program have partnered together to provide healthy dining options in restaurants across the state.
February 14, 2017
The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to obtain competitive proposals from qualified Proposers who are interested in providing a broad array of consulting services.