Family Health

May 10, 2022
Families are reporting difficulty finding infant formula in stores throughout the state.
May 05, 2022
This Mother's Day, the Louisiana Department of Health is proud to announce the statewide cesarean delivery rate among the vast majority of Louisiana hospitals in 2021 fell to 28.5%, from 33%, in large part thanks to the work of Louisiana hospitals participating in the Department's Safe Births Initiative.
April 12, 2022
The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) announced its intent to contract with the following Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) broker after completing the review of proposals: MediTrans LLC.
March 30, 2022
Following the Food and Drug Administration's authorization, people 50 years old and above and people 12 years old and above with moderate or severe immunosuppression are now eligible for a second booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines. The second booster dose should be given at least 4 months after administration of one's first booster dose.
March 09, 2022
The Birth Ready Designation is a system that reinforces and ensures birthing facilities are implementing best practices to improve readiness for addressing the leading causes of maternal deaths.
February 21, 2022
LA WIC has issued guidance, available at LouisianaWIC.org, for WIC participants impacted by a recall of powdered infant formula following the FDA's advisory.
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.
February 07, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Public Health, Bureau of Family Health issues this Request for Information (RFI) with the intent to identify birth facilities and affiliated improvement teams interested in designing and implementing a quality improvement pilot demonstration that will improve health, appropriate utilization of care, cost, and patient-centered outcomes associated with Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome.
May 12, 2016
Both Louisiana and the nation have experienced declines in teen birth rates over the past decade, and Secretary Rebekah Gee of the Department of Health and Hospitals says that’s something to celebrate. Teen girls who become mothers are much less likely to complete high school. Teen fathers also see a decline in graduation rates.
April 25, 2016
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals is encouraging enrollees of two of its Medicaid programs to update any out-of-date addresses to ensure their transition to full coverage benefits under expanded Medicaid when those services go live on July 1. Enrollees of the Take Charge Plus and Greater New Orleans Community Health Connection programs do not need to apply to enroll in the expanded Medicaid program and be eligible for full benefits, but address information must be current.
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