Behavioral Health

February 09, 2023
On 11/09/22, OBH released a Request for Information (RFI), for entities interested in coordinating many aspects of the ECSS program. Responses to the RFI were due on December 30, 2022. OBH received three (3) responses to the RFI.
December 29, 2022
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).
December 23, 2022
Drug-involved overdose deaths in Acadiana increased by 219% from 2016 to 2021
October 31, 2022
FY 2023 plan addresses preventative health, workforce expansion and diversification, transparency and accountability, and many more health issues facing Louisianans
September 27, 2022
The breakfast is free and open to all faith leaders who have a part in the ministry of the church. This will include ministers, pastors, church leaders, chaplains and anyone who works within the churches.
August 18, 2022
The purpose of this RFI is to solicit proposals from qualified proposers that can provide a Licensed, Shelter Care Group Home located throughout the state of Louisiana for the Severely/Persistently Mentally Ill (S/PMI) adult male and/or female population with an array of services to clients discharged from CLSH.
July 18, 2022
When you call, text or chat 988, you will be connected to trained, compassionate crisis counselors who will listen to your concerns, provide support and connect you with local resources.
June 30, 2022
The charge of Act 158 of the 2015 Regular Legislative Session was to provide transparency relative to Medicaid managed care programs. Within the Office of Behavioral Health (OBH), this involves the Coordinated System of Care (CSoC) program.