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.
February 03, 2017
The Louisiana Department of Health recently awarded a $500,000 loan to the Town of Lutcher through the State’s Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund. This low-interest subsidized loan will help improve the town’s water system.
February 03, 2017
The Louisiana Department of Health recently awarded a $980,000 loan to the City of Scott through the State’s Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund. This low-interest subsidized loan will help improve the City of Scott’s water system.
February 03, 2017
The Louisiana Department of Health recently awarded a $3,666,000 loan to Southwest Ouachita Waterworks through the State’s Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund. This low-interest subsidized loan will help improve the water system quality.
January 26, 2017
There are many simple steps that you can take to protect yourself from infectious diseases. Protecting yourself is essential to keeping you and those around you healthy.
January 23, 2017
Laypeople who come to the aid of an individual who has overdosed on heroin, morphine or other opioid drugs can now receive the lifesaving medication naloxone without having to get a direct prescription from a doctor.
December 19, 2016
Throughout the course of the week, each home will receive an empty bottle and instructions to collect a water sample. Residents can choose to collect the sample on their own; can allow state personnel to collect the sample; or can choose not to participate in sampling.