Public Health

August 12, 2022
As Louisiana continues to be under heat advisories, the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) is offering tips and strategies to help residents protect themselves and others during extreme heat conditions.
August 10, 2022
This is a precautionary closure due to an oil spill in Terrebonne Bay potentially affecting the health of oysters in a portion of molluscan shellfish growing area 15.
August 10, 2022
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) allowing healthcare providers to use an alternative dosing regimen of the JYNNEOS vaccine for individuals 18 years of age and older determined to be at high risk of monkeypox infection. This will increase the total number of doses available for use by up to five-fold.
August 10, 2022
People engaging in recreational activities in Terrebonne Bay and the Lake Pelto area need to be aware of the oil spill and take precautions.
August 08, 2022
Strengthening LDH programs that target enhanced breastfeeding practices and quality of care in Louisiana hospitals holds the potential to improve the lives of mothers and their babies across Louisiana, and particularly among vulnerable populations that have faced historical barriers.
August 01, 2022
Mass fatality planning is part of an overall, all-hazards emergency preparedness and responseii performed in Louisiana by the Department of Health & Hospitals (DHH). DHH handles Emergency Support Function #8, and is inclusive of support agency in managing human remains, including victim identification and mortuary affairs. This Framework is refined and fully developed with the guidance of DHH staff, the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP), volunteers with DMORT experience, and the 64 parish coroners.
July 31, 2022
Emergency Preparedness Resource by LDH Bureau of Community Preparedness
July 26, 2022
Unlike the mRNA vaccines developed by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, the Novavax vaccine is a protein-based shot.
July 21, 2022
The fun-filled event will take place from 4-8 p.m. at the Where Y'Art Works gallery located at 1901 Royal St. in New Orleans.
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.
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