Primary Care/Rural Health Resources

November 17, 2022
The Rural Health Scholars Program is part of LDH's Fiscal Year 2022 business plan strategy to diversify the state’s health workforce and improve patient experiences. LDH will further build upon this work in Fiscal Year 2023.
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.
July 15, 2018
A HPSA, or health professional shortage area, is a designation given to an underserved area. This is usually parish-wide but can be used at the census tract level as well. This designation allows incentive programs like National Health Service Corps, State Loan Repayment Program and the Louisiana Conrad State 30 (J-1 visa waiver) Program to be offered to encourage physicians to work in these underserved areas. Some of these designations also offer Medicare bonuses and tax deductions for physicians.
May 31, 2018
The Bureau of Primary Care and Rural Health will host its annual Rural Health Clinics Workshop on June 5-6, 2018 and the Rural Hospitals Workshop on June 7, 2018 in Lake Charles. These workshops are conducted to provide a national legislative update, information on new or revised policies and procedures at the federal and state levels, and information on current topics that affect healthcare and needs of Louisiana residents. Networking opportunities are also made possible.
February 10, 2016
The Bureau of Health Workforce improves the health of the underserved and vulnerable populations by strengthening the health workforce and connecting skilled professionals to communities in need.
January 22, 2015
This report presents results from specified years of BRFSS for the state of Louisiana. All civilian, non-institutionalized state residents aged 18 and older with a household landline telephone are eligible for survey participation. Respondents were selected randomly from the sample of eligible individuals.
July 03, 2012
See this flyer for information on how you can view five (5) educational videos on Practice Management and implementation of ICD-10. View the videos at your convenience, courtesy of the LA Bureau of Primary Care and Rural Health.
February 15, 2012
Act 819 (the Act) of the 2006 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature amended R.S. 37:1306-1310 requires the Department of Health and Hospitals to publish primary service area descriptions and provide annual updates to encourage innovative collaboration between and among rural hospitals and physicians in delivery of health care services in rural areas.
July 29, 2011
Below are fact sheets on the burden of heart disease and stroke in each of the nine DHH regions.
August 09, 2010
The role of the Office of Public Health's Adolescent School Health Program is to provide technical assistance to School Based Health Centers (SBHCs); establish and monitor compliance with standards, policies, and guidelines for school health center operation; provide financial assistance; and encourage collaboration with other agencies and other potential funding sources.