Opioid News

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.
August 13, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health has selected Woman’s Hospital in Baton Rouge and Slidell Memorial Hospital to participate in the Department’s Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome Pilot Project.
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.
December 12, 2018
The grant funds the Office’s Louisiana State Opioid Response Project, or LaSOR, to combat the state’s opioid crisis.
December 03, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health today released the recommendations of an expert panel on how to address the opioid epidemic in the state.
September 27, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health is hosting an opioid public forum, consisting of community-focused panels, at 8:30 a.m. October 5. The forum, supported by Capital Area Human Services District and faculty with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, will be held at the Tracy Center, 1800 South Acadian Thruway in Baton Rouge.
September 24, 2018
This week, the Louisiana Department of Health received over $24 million in grant funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to combat the opioid epidemic in the state of Louisiana.