Public Health

January 27, 2020
Working with the Louisiana Department of Health and its Office of Public Health, leaders in Acadiana have demonstrated the ability to plan for, respond to and recover from hazards, disasters and health emergencies.
January 27, 2020
Working with the Louisiana Department of Health and its Office of Public Health, leaders in Monroe and throughout the area have demonstrated the ability to plan for, respond to and recover from hazards, disasters and health emergencies.
January 03, 2020
Vaping is not safe. That's why the Louisiana Department of Health is recommending people stop using all vaping products — especially those being sold on the street or that have had substances added after their manufacture.
December 27, 2019
There are few better ways to ring in a new year than a decadent brunch with loved ones. These recipes are low in calories, fat and carbohydrates — AND packed full of flavor.
December 20, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health has been selected as one of 10 states that have been awarded the Maternal Opioid Misuse (MOM) Model grant by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Innovation Center. The grant will allow the Department and its partner hospital, Woman’s Hospital in Baton Rouge, to address gaps in the care of pregnant and postpartum Medicaid members with opioid use disorder.
December 20, 2019
A little preparation and motivation will go a long way toward keeping you healthy and happy during “the most wonderful time of the year.”
December 12, 2019
How environment and workplace can affect our health
December 12, 2019
With Louisiana continuing to rank among the highest rates of influenza cases in the country, health officials urge people to get the flu shot before they get sick.
December 10, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) announced a new collaboration with Walmart to advance the state’s goal of eliminating hepatitis C in Louisiana by 2024. LDH and Walmart will work together to implement a pilot program in 10 Walmart stores to offer free hepatitis C screenings at the pharmacy for people who are at risk, along with in-store education and awareness. The free screenings will begin on Dec. 11 and will be offered from 2 – 6 p.m. each Wednesday in-store until Feb. 1, 2020.
December 05, 2019
More Louisiana residents living with hepatitis C have been able to receive life-saving treatment because of Louisiana’s innovative payment model for the medications that cure this illness.
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