Public Health

September 06, 2019
Those attempting to contact the Region 7 Office of Public Health by telephone will be unable to do so temporarily as the phone system undergoes upgrades. Region 7 serves Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne, DeSoto, Red River, Sabine and Webster parishes.
September 05, 2019
Through a $4.9 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Louisiana Department of Health will fund opioid surveillance programs aimed at strengthening prevention strategies to tackle the opioid epidemic in Louisiana.
September 05, 2019
Media is invited to join the Louisiana Department of Health's Opioid Action Summit's Town Hall discussion. The town hall session is open to the public. The summit is designed to bring awareness to and share ways to respond to the national opioid epidemic, which has had devastating consequences for Louisiana and the nation. In 2018, there were more than 450 opioid-involved deaths, a 184% increase over 2012. Staff from across the Department will appear alongside state and national experts on opioid abuse.
September 04, 2019
Due to the growing number of people throughout the country who have been hospitalized with severe pulmonary disease associated with using e-cigarette products, the Louisiana Department of Health is asking physicians and other healthcare providers to report these suspect cases to state health officials.
August 30, 2019
Recent testing of waters from Lake Pontchartrain shows a toxin produced by cyanobacteria, sometimes referred to as blue-green algae, is below the limit recommended by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the protection of swimmers.
August 29, 2019
Current (2019) Louisiana Office of Public Health's Recommended Immunization Schedule of Infants and Children
August 29, 2019
This manual is published so that clinics participating in the VFC program will have clear guidelines regarding immunization policies and the latest vaccination information.
August 21, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health on Wednesday held the first Maternal Mortality Summit, a meeting of public health professionals, providers, policy makers and community leaders focused on improving childbirth outcomes.
August 20, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health today reported the first human cases of West Nile virus for this year. These initial cases are listed in this year’s first weekly Arboviral Report and shows nine WNV infections.
August 13, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health has selected Woman’s Hospital in Baton Rouge and Slidell Memorial Hospital to participate in the Department’s Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome Pilot Project.