As Louisiana continues to be under heat advisories, the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) is offering tips and strategies to help residents protect themselves and others during extreme heat conditions.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) allowing healthcare providers to use an alternative dosing regimen of the JYNNEOS vaccine for individuals 18 years of age and older determined to be at high risk of monkeypox infection. This will increase the total number of doses available for use by up to five-fold.
Strengthening LDH programs that target enhanced breastfeeding practices and quality of care in Louisiana hospitals holds the potential to improve the lives of mothers and their babies across Louisiana, and particularly among vulnerable populations that have faced historical barriers.
The awards are part of the Louisiana Department of Health's inaugural Public University Partnership Program (PUPP). Forging new strategic partnerships with Louisiana's public universities and colleges is a key initiative in the Fiscal Year 2022 LDH Business Plan.