Children/Family

October 12, 2021
Families and pregnant individuals participating in the Louisiana WIC Program will continue to receive extra help with purchasing fruits and vegetables through a Continuing Resolution of the Extending Government Funding and Delivering Emergency Assistance Act.
October 04, 2021
The designations recognize consistent application of practices that promote safe, equitable and dignified birth.
May 25, 2021
Louisiana experienced a 60% increase in the number of infant and child drownings (ages 0-14), from 15 in 2019 to 24 in 2020.
July 23, 2018
Secretary of Health Dr. Rebekah Gee announced the state had finally done away with the waiting list and ensured that every eligible person who was in line asking for help from the state had received some form of assistance.
July 20, 2017
This report summarizes the findings from the Louisiana Caring Communities Youth Survey (CCYS), a survey of 6th, 8th, 10th, and 12th grade students. The results for the State of Louisiana are presented along with comparisons to past years results for State of Louisiana. In addition, the report contains important information about the content of the survey, and suggestions and guidelines on how to interpret and use the data for prevention planning.
June 23, 2016
Transition Checklist and Timeline for Medical Providers Caring for youth with special health care needs.
May 13, 2016
Too much time sitting in front of the television or watching a phone or tablet is linked to poor school performance, childhood obesity and attention problems.
April 12, 2016
Dr. Melinda Wharton, director of the Immunization Services Division of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) and the nation’s chief immunologist, will visit Louisiana in advance of National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), April 16 – 23. Dr. Wharton will be in Louisiana April 14 and 15.
April 11, 2012
Information for youth with special health care needs and disabilities.
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