Public Health

March 15, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health is making mosquito-fighting equipment and pesticides available to some towns, cities, parishes, tribes and other governmental entities that do not operate surveillance-based mosquito control programs.
March 13, 2018
Today, Gov. John Bel. Edwards joined officials in the town of St. Joseph, LA to unveil the new Comprehensive Water Distribution System Replacement Project and lifted the public health emergency declaration.
March 07, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health Office of Public Health has recently launched an online service which provides Louisianans easy access to test privately owned water wells for biological contaminants.
February 22, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health’s Office of Public Health awarded a $550,000 loan to the Town of Sunset through the State’s Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund.  The low-interest subsidized loan will help improve the Town of Sunset’s Water System.
February 14, 2018
Due to widespread flu activity remaining throughout Louisiana, the Louisiana Department of Health will continue to offer flu vaccines at no cost at Parish Health Units across the state while supplies last. The vaccine is available to anyone who has not yet received a vaccine this flu season.
February 06, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health’s Office of Public Health has awarded a $5.5 million loan to the City of Carencro through the State’s Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund. The low-interest loan will help improve Carencro’s water system.
February 05, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health will continue to offer flu vaccines at no cost at parish health units across the state until Monday, February 12, 2018. The vaccine is available to anyone who has not yet received a vaccine this flu season.
January 25, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health is offering flu vaccines at no cost at more than 55 Parish Health Units across the state on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, from 1 – 4:30 p.m. The vaccine is available to anyone who has not received a vaccine this flu season. 
January 03, 2018
Louisiana is seeing widespread and early flu activity. According to the CDC, Louisiana is among the states with the highest confirmed illness through symptoms and laboratory surveillance.
November 30, 2017
With flu season underway, the Louisiana Department of Health is holding a flu vaccination clinic in Baton Rouge on Saturday, Dec. 2. The flu causes approximately 500 deaths and nearly 3,000 hospitalizations each year in Louisiana.