LDH News

June 08, 2023
The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH), in partnership with the New Orleans Health Department (NOHD), will offer mpox vaccines during two upcoming Pride events.
June 06, 2023
The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) is raising awareness and urging residents to avoid areas with blue-green algae, or cyanobacteria, due to the algal bloom observed in Lake Pontchartrain by the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) and recent sightings of algal blooms in other waterbodies.
May 10, 2023
The event will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, May 12 at Sabine Parish Health Unit, 1230 W. Louisiana Ave.
May 09, 2023
It is critical that Louisiana residents be aware that fentanyl-laced pills are being marketed online and on social media.
May 03, 2023
The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) and the Louisiana Perinatal Quality Collaborative (LaPQC) are recognizing five additional hospitals that have achieved 2023 Birth Ready Designation for committing to practices of implementing quality improvement to improve birth outcomes for mothers in Louisiana.
May 02, 2023
This May, observed annually as Mental Health Awareness Month, the Louisiana Department of Health is launching a campaign to raise awareness of the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. The Lifeline is available 24/7 to anyone in mental health distress or who may be worried about a loved one who may need crisis support. 988 crisis counselors are trained to help reduce the intensity of a situation for the person seeking help and connect them to additional local resources, as needed, to support their wellbeing.
May 01, 2023
LDH will hold technical briefing for media at 1 p.m. today
April 25, 2023
The Louisiana Department of Health's (LDH) Office of Public Health (OPH) Region 9 (Northshore) will hold an open house on April 26 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
April 20, 2023
In recognition of April's designation as STI Awareness Month, OPH encourages community members to receive confidential testing and education on sexually transmitted infections.
April 19, 2023
Services available at the health fair include opioid and opioid prevention education; information on Medicaid renewals; sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing and treatment; and COVID-19 vaccines or boosters, and flu and monkeypox vaccines.