Opioid News

November 23, 2021
The purpose of this Request for Applications is to identify qualified applicant organizations which can show a demonstrated ability to provide medication-assisted opioid treatment services in one or more of the listed geographic areas within a designated region or regions where OBH has determined that a need exists.
January 11, 2021
Dr. Janice Williams joined stakeholders in the prevention field in January 2020 to discuss ways to work to improve areas of workforce development, and establish goals and action steps to take as part of state and national prevention work. Those proceedings were released this month. Read the proceedings report here.
September 14, 2020
The LaSOR 2.0 grant allows the State to continue addressing the needs of residents facing the challenges of opioid and stimulant use and misuse — a population which has faced increased difficulties during the COVID-19 pandemic.
July 10, 2020
"ATLAS provides families with standardized information on the quality of treatment facilities, helping you to find the facility that is best for you or your loved one," said Karen Stubbs, Assistant Secretary of the Office of Behavioral Health.
May 26, 2020
No area has been spared in the COVID-19 pandemic, and one of the most vulnerable populations is those with addiction. Louisiana rapidly jumped into problem-solving mode to ensure vital services continue to be provided to those with addiction.
October 11, 2019
A new work force development initiative at Tulane University, School of Medicine, will seek to combat the opioid epidemic by helping to reduce barriers for healthcare prescribers, treating opioid use disorders, especially in rural Louisiana by implementing project ECHO. Project will give healthcare professionals access to training, experts and resources not usually available to them.
September 24, 2019
Today, the Louisiana Department of Health released Louisiana’s Opioid Response Plan, the first of its kind for the state. The plan aims to successfully reduce Louisiana’s opioid epidemic by implementing strategies to address the under-reporting of opioid deaths, enhance monitoring of opioid prescriptions and increase access to treatment services.
September 09, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health on Friday wrapped up a three-day Opioid Action Summit that brought together hundreds of healthcare providers, subject matter experts and addiction treatment providers who are dedicated to addressing the opioid epidemic.
September 03, 2019
Media is invited to join the Louisiana Department of Health's Opioid Action Summit and Town Hall discussion. The town hall session on Friday is open to the public.