BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals' Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) will hold a series of statewide and regional forums to educate Louisiana residents about the addictive disorders programs offered in their communities.
"These forums are a great opportunity for our staff to go out across the state to get an understanding of the needs and concerns of the citizens," said Pete Calamari, interim assistant secretary for the Office of Behavioral Health. "We want to understand their concerns and make them aware of the treatment and prevention programs and services available in their communities."
The public forums are held annually to give Louisiana residents the opportunity to interact with local addiction services providers and learn about the services that are available in the area. The first community forum will take place Wednesday, February 23, in Monroe and others will take place across the state through April. Click here to see the regional schedule online or visit Office of Behavioral Health website at www.obh.dhh.la.gov.
The complete schedule of forums is as follows:
Wednesday, February 23
Thursday, February 24
Thursday, March 3
Friday, March 4
Monday, March 14
Tuesday, March 15
Monday, March 28
Tuesday, March 29
Wednesday, March 30
Friday, April 8
The Louisiana Department of Health strives to protect and promote health statewide and to ensure access to medical, preventive and rehabilitative services for all state citizens. To learn more about LDH, visit http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov. For up-to-date health information, news and emergency updates, follow LDH's blog at www.myhealthla.org, Twitter at http://twitter.com/La_Health_Dept and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/LaHealthDept.