Behavioral Health

May 11, 2022
The Louisiana Department of Health - Office of Behavioral Health is expanding flexibility to accessible, evidence-based opioid treatment services in Louisiana with 24/7 services in the Northwest and Northshore regions of Louisiana.
May 04, 2022
Mobile Crisis Response, Community Brief Crisis Support and Behavioral Health Crisis Care are the first three of four Medicaid services affiliated with the Louisiana Crisis Response System.
April 27, 2022
Continuing its commitment to addressing the opioid epidemic, the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) will open two new Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs) in Houma and Bogalusa, bringing the overall number of Louisiana OTPs to 12. The evidence-based behavioral health treatment services will increase access to treatment services for 400 to 1,200 individuals per month.
March 30, 2022
This funding will allow Hurricane Ida survivors access to disaster behavioral health and emotional support resources.
March 14, 2022
Gov. Edwards: "I want to be clear that just because the proclamation is expiring doesn't mean COVID is over. If the circumstances call for it, I will not hesitate to declare another emergency."
March 04, 2022
The goal is to raise screening rates by 2 percentage points in 2022 as part of the Department's FY 2022 Business Plan, which has set prevention benchmarks in several areas.
March 04, 2022
The Louisiana Department of Health's (LDH) Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) reminds Louisianans to be mindful of their limits on the amount of time and money spent on gambling.
December 21, 2021
The annual Synar Report describes the progress Louisiana and other states have made in enforcing youth tobacco access laws and future plans to reduce youth tobacco access rates as required by the federal Public Health Service Act [42 U.S.C. 300x–26]. The law requires all states to have in effect a law making it unlawful for any manufacturer, retailer, or distributor of tobacco products to sell or distribute any such product to any individual under the age of 18, and to conduct random, unannounced inspections to ensure compliance with the law. States are required to report this information annually to the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP).
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.
November 17, 2021
Every year the event draws attention to preventing deaths and chronic illnesses caused by smoking.
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