Public Health

February 22, 2024
Both individuals were unvaccinated for measles and were exposed to the virus while visiting another state.
February 21, 2024
A public health investigation has been initiated and LDH will provide additional updates as we are able to collect more information.
January 19, 2024
Both deaths were due to hypothermia and confirmed by coroners as weather-related.
December 01, 2023
LDH reports a decrease in new HIV cases from 964 diagnosed with HIV in 2018 to 860 diagnosed in 2022. As of June 2023, the number of individuals living with HIV in Louisiana stands at 22,920.
November 30, 2023
Through key priority areas of collaboration, awareness, workforce, prevention, and healing, WHL envisions a Louisiana in which children, families and communities are healthy and thriving regardless of who they are or where they live.
November 27, 2023
LDH was successful in completing 91.1% of its 45 goals and 92.5% of its 253 deliverables outlined in the FY 2023 LDH business plan titled "Invest: Teaming Up for a Stronger LDH and a Healthier Louisiana."
November 03, 2023
The town hall will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the West Monroe Community Center, 400 S. 5th St., West Monroe.
November 02, 2023
The event is free and open to parents or guardians and their children ages 10 to 18.
October 27, 2023
The Louisiana Department of Health's (LDH) Office of Women's Health and Community Health (OWHCH) is continuing its "Listen to H.E.R.: Hearing, Empowering, Responding" town hall series, with the next town hall taking place in Houma.
October 25, 2023
Flu vaccines are available at no cost to individuals. However, if you have insurance, bring your insurance card for billing purposes.